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Volume 47
Number 1
Spring 1993
Board of Management
Elected Members
Chris Petty, MFA'86
Martin Glynn,
Assistant Editor,
BA(Hons), MBA'76
Page Design & Layout
Past President
Dale Fuller
David Coulson,
BCom'76, LLB'80
Sr. Vice President
Jim Stich, BSc'71, DMD'75
Pat Higinbotham
Zoe Landale
Paula Martin
Lynn Melcombe
Ron Orr, BCom'80
Mary Trainor
Members-at-Large '91-'93
Mardi Wareham
Stan Knight, BEd'62, MEd, PhD
Mark Kurschner, LLB'80
Joan Webster, BRE'80
Lynn Smith, Dean of Law, brings a
Members-at-Large '92'94
down-to-earth attitude and a
Pamela Friedrich, BA'67
background of support for feminist
Cary Moore, BCom'76, MBA'82
Louanne Twaites, BSc(Pharm)'53
research and writing to UBC's law
faculty. Photo by Pat Higinbotham.
Executive Director
Deborah Apps
Editorial Committee
Steve Crombie
Katie Eliot
Dale Fuller
Chris Petty
Sue Watts
Carla Weaver
Don Wells
The UBC Alumni Chronicle is
published 3 times
annually by the UBC Alumni
Association, 6251 Cecil Creen
Park Road, Vancouver, B.C., V6T
1Z1. It is distributed free to all
graduates of UBC. Member,
Council for the Advancement and
Support of Education
Printed in Canada
by Mitchell Press
ISSN 0824-1279
Recycled Paper
Alumni Association Elections
Vote for Members-at-Large;
meet your new officers
The Left Hand of Research
Lefthandedness doesn't come from the devil,
but it does pose some problems
Women and the Law at UBC
A new wave of female academics is changing
the way law is taught at UBC
Research in the Law at UBC
Canada's second largest common law faculty is
big on research
UBC's First Nations Law Program
First Nations law students are preparing for a
new age of self-government
Alumni News
Martin Glynn's Column
David Strangway's Column
Faculty News
Class Acts
Editor's View
30 Message   from   Martin   Glynn
This is my last column as President of the Alumni
Association, and I can't believe the year has gone so
quickly. We are pleased to have made positive strides
this year to reposition the Association to fit closer to the university's direction and objectives.
What this means in practical
terms is that we will work closely
with other university units to help coordinate alumni/faculty relations and
to organize branch activities here and
abroad in our role as ambassadors
for UBC. We recently sponsored
branch events in London, UK; San
Diego; Victoria and Tokyo. We will
enhance this friendraising function
with new programs such as the
Campus Branch Connector and the Mentor Program.
We will continue to deliver programs such as our successful
After the BA... and After the BSc... presentations, our reunions
and our divisions' programs and ail our other offerings (this
magazine, for instance), in our usual, high-quality manner.
Ultimately, our goal is to give you and the university programs that refocus our resources in the most cost-effective way.
And, perhaps most satisfying, the changes we have made to our
program delivery have been done without compromising our
As we begin the next phase of our relationship with the
university, I am pleased to welcome Bob Lee to UBC as our new
Chancellor. He has had a long relationship with this university as
a supporter and as a member of the Board of Governors. I would
also like to thank out-going Chancellor Les Peterson for his
support of the university and the Alumni Association.
I am also pleased that the provincial government and UBC
are now talking constructively about budget issues and about
capital matching commitments relating to the World of Opportunity campaign. This is a positive step away from the public
acrimony that existed in the late fall.
My year as President of this Association has been extremely
satisfying. I have had the opportunity to work with a competent,
involved group of people on our Board of Directors, and I thank
them for their dedication to the Association and to our members.
It has also been a pleasure to work with Deborah Apps and her
staff. Without close volunteer/staff involvement, we would not
have been able to work through this period of refocusing so
successfully. Their help has been immeasurable.
I would like to extend my thanks to those of you who
offered your support during the past few years. We will continue
to offer you the very best services we can to keep you in touch
with UBC.
Martin Glynn, President, UBC Alumni Association
Denver, Colorado
UBC head librarian Ruth Patrick
and systems manager Brian
Owen joined Denver alumni for
an informal dinner in January.
Both were attending a convention in Denver and met with
alumni through the Association's Campus Branch Connector. Branch rep Joel Silverman
BSc'80 says alumni are looking
forward to future events as the
Denver branch becomes more
London, UK
The January reception at BC
House looked like a UBC
Homecoming event—good
friends, delicious food and
fond memories of times spent
on campus.
President and Mrs. Strangway joined in the congratulations to Mark Rose BSc(Agr)'47
on his appointment as agent-
general. Alice Hemming BA'28,
OBE, was honoured with a
plaque for her years of
dedication and service to the
Alumni Association.
Thanks to all BC House
staff and a special mention to
Ms. Audrey Mortlock, personal
assistant to the agent-general
and Mrs. Jan Eddy for their
David Strangway joined Harold
King BA'31, Roy Temple
BA'31, BEd'55 and other grads
spanning seven decades for an
enjoyable evening at the Laurel
Point Inn on February 8.
Dr. Strangway spoke about
current campus changes and
the university's future plans
and directions.
David Anderson LLB'62,
MC for the evening, recognized
Dick BCom'59 and Jeannie
Cavaye BCom'60, Robin
MacLeod BEd'78, Diana
Priestly BA'47, Judith Kurchner,
Foster Isherwood BA'43,
LLB'51, Gillian Stewart BA'61,
Malcolm Anderson BCom'57
and Doreen Husdon for their
help with the event.
The Victoria branch invites
all medical alumni to a dinner
on Friday, March 19 at the
Cook's College Dining Room,
Camosun College. Photographer Ted Grant will speak. For
further info contact Basil
Boulton at 727-4189.
On February 16, at the Tally
Ho Nanaimo Island Inn,
Nanaimo grads and Phi Delta
Kappa members got together
for their annual event. They
enjoyed an address given by
associate professor of Law,
Donald J. MacDougall LL.B.,
J.D. on The Medical Treatment
of Children—Whose Consent is
The Association thanks
branch rep W. James Slater
PhD'71, Gavin Cooper BA'68
and Hugh BA'49, LLB'50 and
Margaret Heath   BAS'54 for
helping with the event.
Tokyo, Japan
Michael Goldberg, dean of
Commerce and Business
Administration, spoke to
alumni and friends in February
at the Canadian Embassy.
Special guests included:
George Korenaga BA'29, Iwao
Okamoto (honorary alumnus),
Arata Doy (Kabankai
fundraising chair and BC
agent-general), and Robert
Food BCom'59. Thank you to
the embassy staff, Russell
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993 N EWS
Mark BCom'76 and Atsushi
Yamakoshi MA'86, branch VP,
for their help.
San Francisco
Bay area grads are invited to
the sixth Annual All Canadian
American Universities Dinner,
March 1 9, 1 993 at the Mark
Hopkins Hotel. A 5:30 pm "no-
host" reception will kick off
the evening with dinner at
7:00. The guest speaker will
be the famous scribbler, Allan
Fotheringham BA'54.
The dinner brings together
grads from universities across
Canada, supporters of Canadian studies programs in
California and Nevada and
business people engaged in
trade and commerce between
Canada and the US. Sponsors
are: the Northern California
Canadian American Chamber of
Commerce, the Canadian
Consulate, the Pacific Centre
Canadian Studies consortium,
the Canadian Women's Club of
the San Francisco Bay area and
the Canadian Universities
Alumni Association.
Alumni, faculty and guests
interested in attending should
contact Fyfe Brown, programs
coordinator at (604) 822-3313
(collect) for details.
President and Mrs. Strangway
will be guests of local alumni
at a reception/dinner planned
for March 22   at the University
of Alberta Faculty Club. If you
haven't received your invitation, or for info, please contact
programs coordinator Fyfe
Brown at (604) 822-3313
Grads in Illinois, Wisconsin and
Indiana are invited to the
seventh Annual All Canadian
Universities evening on Thursday, April 22 at the residence
of the Canadian consul-general.
The U of A will host an
"Alberta Round-Up Reception."
The program begins at
6:00 pm and features guest
speaker, Paul Davenport,
president of U of A. Cost for
the evening is $20 per person.
Space is limited, so please
R.S.V.P. by April 16, 1993 to
Ovid Wong, 572 Montego
Drive, Elk Grove Village, Illinois
60007 (708) 437-5905.
Washington, D.C.
The 17th annual dinner of the
All Canada University Association will be held on May 1 5.
The host university this year is
Saskatchewan. Call Marjorie
Foster (301) 229-2498 for info.
Golfers in Calgary should
reserve Saturday, June 12,
1993 and join in a foursome at
the third Annual Alumni Coif
Tournament. Please call Tony
Chin BCom'87 (403) 247-0126
for details. BC and Edmonton
alumni are welcome, too! Call
the programs coordinator at
(604) 822-3313 (collect) for
On January 18 we introduced a
new program, Beyond the BSc
... Three speakers dealt with
job hunting in the '90s: Pam
Biela of UBC Student Counselling; David Beekman of the
Public Service Commission and
Casey Forrest of the Pinton &
Forrest Group. On the 19th,
students listened to David
Message   from   David   Strangway
What is the value of a university to its community?
As thinking men and women, as members of our
communities and as taxpayers, it is important that we
examine the roles of our public institutions to determine their
worth and to see how they affect our
lives. UBC and our other universities
are no exception: are they performing a worthwhile function in our
society, and do they deserve our
continued support?
These questions are particularly
cogent in the current period of
budgetary restraint, high unemployment and economic instability. We
spend large sums on higher education: is this money well spent?
In the case of UBC, the answer is an emphatic "yes."
UBC's relationship to British Columbia has a 77-year history.
We have produced many of the doctors, engineers, dentists,
lawyers, teachers and other professionals who have settled in BC.
Of the 100,000 living graduates of UBC, more than 80,000 reside
here. As well, UBC researchers and grads have found and developed ore bodies, developed and sustained forest resources,
solved problems of waste disposal, dealt with environmental
issues and have been involved in a myriad of other activities
designed to maintain our resource industries.
But that's only part of it: UBC also creates jobs. We attract
$120 million annually in research grants, most of which comes
from outside the province. Much of that money goes into hiring
people - grad students, technicians and research colleagues - who
live and work in this community. In addition, UBC employs over
13,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff, all of whom contribute directly to our economy.
Research at UBC has another dividend: knowledge-based
industries are attracted to communities with many trained,
talented people to draw on for employees, and with universities
of UBC's calibre for research and development. It becomes a
circle: the better we do with our R and D, the better we do at
creating jobs. Companies from around the world look at BC as an
ideal place to establish industries because of UBC, our talent
pool, and our proximity to the Asian and the North American
markets. And, as a direct result of our work, more than 80 UBC
spin-off companies currently do business in BC, generating over
$600 million annually.
UBC will maintain its role as one of the principal sources of
job creation in BC, and we will continue to seek support from
industry, government and alumni to carry out this aspect of our
mission. As an agent of economic health, UBC has had and will
continue to have a profound effect on British Columbia.
David Strangway, President, UBC
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993 NEWS
Adanac BSc'86, JoAnne Gin
BSc'80, MBA '82, Catherine
Rankel BSc'91, David Vogt
BSc'77, BA'78 and Don
Wishlow BSc'78 about how
they use their science degrees
in their work. This program,
modelled on Beyond the BA...,
was well attended and will
become a regular feature of
Science Week each January.
New   Alumni
Our new program, New
Alumni Connections, will help
keep recent and graduating
students actively involved with
UBC and the Association. We
will offer events and programs
of interest to those who have
graduated within the past 10
The next event will be Job
Search: The Inside Track on
April 27 at Cecil Green Park
starting at 7:00 pm. Speaker
Gordon Thorn BCom'56,
BEd'71 will give advice on how
to conduct an effective job
search. All are welcome.
Volunteers are needed as well
as suggestions for other
events. Get involved! Please
RSVP 822-3313.
&    Bursaries
Every year we award scholarships and bursaries worth over
$100,000. On February 18, we
held a reception to honour this
year's recipients. K.D.
Srivastava, VP, Student and
Academic Services, presented
the certificates. Students met
with reps of the alumni
divisions that sponsor awards.
The Association's major
award is the Norman A.M.
MacKenzie Alumni Scholarship,
named in honour of UBC's
president from 1944-62. In
1992, 29 BC Grade 12 students were awarded $2,000
each. Committees in 27
regions chose from hundreds
of applicants on the basis of
high scholastic achievement,
outstanding personal qualities
and distinction through school
and community service.
We sponsor many other
scholarship and bursary
programs through the generous donations of alumni. A
number of awards are made
possible by an endowment
created jointly by the Association, the Vancouver Foundation
and the university.
Thanks to Louise Grant
BEd'64, chair of the Scholarship and Bursary Committee,
and her volunteers for their
support through the years.
Anyone interested in more
information should contact
UBC's Awards and Financial Aid
Office, 822-5111.
Walter   Gage
Work is underway on a biography of former UBC president
and "dean of everything,"
Walter Gage. Colleagues and
former students should send
memories of Gage to Helen
Borrell, Apt. 204, 30 East 10th
Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4C8.
On December 5, Dental
Hygiene diploma grads ('70-
'86) met for a combined
reunion and continuing ed
course. Special guests were
Joan Voris, former diploma
completion program director,
and Bonne Craig, the current
About 60 students attended an
orientation session for the
Mentor Program on February 3.
The Mentor Program, which
matches students with grads in
their degree area, was a pilot
project last year. We have now
formed a partnership with the
recently opened UBC Placement
Services Office. Students
learned about the program and
registered to be matched with
an alumnus. Currently, we have
many students eager to meet
a mentor. Like to be a mentor?
See box, right.
Someone would like a
word with you
... or perhaps a few words,
a phone call or a chance
to meet over lunch. Remember when you were
approaching graduation
and had a lot of questions
about career options? A
studentcould benefit from
talking to you. Even a few
hours of your time could
make a big difference to
someone. Please consider
becoming a mentor.
Croquet    Anyone?
Alumni are invited to the 6th Annual President's Croquet Classic
to be held June 23 at David Strangway's house. Dress up in Olde
England garb, sip wine, chat amiably under the sun and bash the
heck out of little striped balls. Want to join the party? Get an
alumni team together and cut a bold swath across the President's
lawn. Call Joan King at 822-5414 for information.
Travel    Opportunities
The following travel opportunities are being offered through the
Alumni Association. For more information on these trips, please
phone (604) 822-9629.
Sea of Cortez & Copper Canyon
April 14-23, 1993
Canary Islands, Morocco & Spain
April 17-29, 1993
World of the Aegean,
Creek Islands & Turkey
June 6 - 20, 1993
Wincs Over Kenya Air Safari
Sept. 30 - Oct. 14, 1993
The Antebellum South
Nov. 13-20, 1993
Wincs Over the Nile
Nov. 23 - Dec. 5,   1993
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993 NEWS
Class    Reunions
The following classes are already making plans for a class
reunion this year. If you are a member of one of these classes
and would like more information, please call our Reunion Coordinator, Charlotte Baynes, at 822-8917:
Class of '33
September 30
Class of '43
September 17 & 18
'53 Applied Science
September 18
'53 Pharmacy
May 22 & 23
'53 Forestry
May in Osoyoos
'58 Medicine
June 6-9 in Banff
'63 Law
June 18-20 in Whistler
'67, '68 & '69 Architecture
Date to be announced
'68 Mechanical Engineering
April 23 & 24
'68 Civil Engineering
Date to be announced
'68 Law
Date to be announced
'68 Pharmacy
May 15
'73 Law
June 18 & 19
'73 Civil Engineering
Date to be announced
'73 Rehabilitation Medicine
May 22 & 23
'73 & '74 Pharmacy
September 24 & 25
'83 Music
September 26
'77 Medicine
June 4 in Harrison
'78 Social Work
May 14 [TBC]
'83 Forestry
July 23-25 at Lake Okanagan
'83 Elementary Education
Date to be announced
'83 Commerce
Date to be announced
'83 Rehabilitation Medicine
June 5
'83 Medicine
October 1-3 at Whistler
'83 Civil Engineering
July 9 & 10
'83 Electrical Engineering
July 9 & 10
'83 Mechanical Engineering
July 9 & 10
'83 Pharmacy
July 31 & August 1
'83 Computing Science
Date to be announced
Homecoming    1993
Sept.    30   -   Oct.    3
The Homecoming Committee is planning many events to attract
alumni back to campus this fall. The Diamond Anniversary Class,
in a departure from their usual early September date, will hold their
reunion during Homecoming this year. Athletics will play a more
prominent role than usual, with reunions and athletic events on
their agenda. Of course, the Arts 20 Relay and the Great Trekker
Award will be on the program, as will other events to involve and
attract students. Watch for more details in the September Chronicle,
but mark your calendar now!
The Spirit is Coming Home!
...the best organized
International Congress
they had ever attended."
John R. Ledsome. MD- International Congress of Physiological Sciences
**...You provided meeting rooms for almost 4,000 people
and accommodation for over 2,000 for two weeks and did it
in a friendly and efficient manner."
Dr. Gordon A. McBean - International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
**...You performed beyond the call of duty and were able
to foresee potential problems before they happened."
Dr. Daniel F. Gardiner- UBC Program for Executive Development
**...a mark of excellence to supply the needs of a
conference and receive no complaints!"
Mary Lou Bishoff- Anglican Renewal Ministries Conference
Let us help you plan
the best conference you've ever attended
• Accommodation in highrise towers with spectacular
ocean and mountain views
• Set on 1,000 wooded acres only 15 minutes from
Vancouver city centre
• Flexible meeting areas for groups from 10 to 3,000
• Complete audio-visual services and satellite
communications available
• Catering for events from barbecues to dinner dances
• Comprehensive conference organization and
systems support
Write, phone
or fax for
video and
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5961 Student I'nion Boulevard
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Telephone (604) 822-1060
Fax (604) 822-1069
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993 NEWS
Joan (Faulkner) Atkinson
BA(Hons)'78 gave birth to
triplets Emily, Claire and
Kaitlin three years ago. Now
Kaitlin is fighting for her life.
She must receive a double
heart-lung transplant. Kaitlin's
condition, idiopathic pulmonary
hypertension, results in a
stiffening of the lungs, which
prevents oxygen from getting
into the blood stream.
Kaitlin is on a waiting list
for the operation in a hospital
in Pittsburgh, since this
operation is not available here.
Kaitlin's medical expenses
are being covered by the OHIP,
but her family's accommodation and living expenses are
not. Kaitlin will remain in
Pittsburgh for three months
after the operation and costs
are estimated at $60,000. A
fund has been set up to help
with the family's expenses.
Send donations for The
Kaitlin Fund to Royal Bank,
Lester B. Pearson Building, 125
Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario,
KIN 8V6, account # 700-173-
8. Forward cheques to that
bank branch or to The Kaitlin
Fund, c/o OMAA, International
Service, CEIC, 140 Promenade
du Portage, Phase IV, Hull, PQ,
K1A 0J9.
A reception and dinner/
dance is being planned
for sometime in June to
honour Robert Lee, newly
elected UBC Chancellor.
All alumni are invited.
Contact Douglas Jung
BA'53, LLB'54 for further
information at:
(604) 682-7151
or FAX (604) 669-8042.
Alpha Delta Pi
The Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae
Association is planning its
"Founders' Day" which will take
place at Cecil Green Park on
Friday, May 14 at 6:30 pm. For
more details please contact
Ann McCutcheon BA'91  at
(604) 669-3725.
The 1993 BBQ will be held at
Cecil Green Park on Friday, July
9 starting at 6:30 and ending
late. We supply salads, fixings
and desert; you supply the
meat. There will be a cash bar.
Cost is $7 per person. RSVP by
July 6 so we know how much
food to order. Don Piercy at
(604) 293-5395 or E-mail:
The faculty held its first
forestry careers evening for
undergrads in November. Over
220 alumni and students
attended. As there was a great
deal of positive feedback on
the evening, it will become an
annual event. If you are willing
to assist or participate in next
year's careers evening, please
contact Donna Goss BSF'90 at
(604) 822-3547.
The annual Nursing Alumni
Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 6, 1993 at Cecil
Green Park at 5:30 pm. Guest
speaker will be Joan Anderson
MSN'73, PhD81, professor in
the UBC School of Nursing. For
reservations and information,
call the Alumni Association at
(604) 822-3313.
We are updating our
records. If you have changed
your name, address or know of
any colleagues who have done
so, please send update to D.
Logan BASc(Nurs)'50, #105 -
2202 Marine Drive, West
Vancouver, BC, V7V 1 K4.
The 40th Annual UBC
Medical Ball was a great
success, as usual. The theme
was A Voyage on the Transatlantic. The event was held
February 1 3, and more than
400 medical party-goers
crowded into the Hotel Vancouver for a good time. Special
guests included Dr. David
Strangway and his wife, Alice,
Dr. and Mrs. Martin Hollenberg
(dean of Medicine), Dr. and
Mrs. Stephen Hardwicke
(chairman of the BCMA), Dr.
David Kason BSc'66, MD'71
(president of the UBC Medical
Alumni Association) and his
wife Colleen, and Debra
Browning LLB'80 (Alumni
Association Board of Directors)
and her husband, Don Sing
BCom'77. The evening began
with musical entertainment
from students of the medical
school. Later, guests danced
until the wee hours to the
sounds of the Jazzmanian
Physical Education
& Recreation
Alumni Homecoming will be
September 25 at UBC. Festivities begin at 1:00 with outdoor fun and continue at 6:00
to 11:00 with a buffet dinner
and entertainment. Come out
for the afternoon or evening
activities or join us for the
whole day. Some of the
Green   College
on   Fast   Track
New buildings are up at Green College, UBC, and Graham House,
the former home of Social Work, is being completely renovated
as the College's centre. The site is currently a mucky mess.
Association staff and volunteers at Cecil Green Park, next door,
do battle daily with cement trucks and cranes.
Green College will open in Fall, '93. It will serve as a focal
point of interdisciplinary studies on campus. Cecil Green, who
donated $7 million to construct the college, will be part of the
cornerstone laying ceremony to be held in May. Graduate students interested in attending Green College should contact UBC's
faculty of Graduate Studies.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993 ELECTIONS
activities planned include co-ed
volleyball and Softball, a
campus wide scavenger hunt,
croquet championships,
campus tours, alumni homecoming football game, buffet
dinner at Cecil Green Park.
Information: Contact Kim
McElroy BPE'87 at (604) 822-
3917 (W) or (604) 879-5275
(H). Watch for your P.E. & Rec.
alumni newsletter in May 1993
for complete details and
registration information.
Sigma Tau Chi
Sigma Tau Chi alums should
reserve Thursday, April 1  on
their calendars and plan to
attend dinner at Cecil Green
Park from 6:30 - 11:30 pm.
Pat Darragh BASc(ElecEng)'81,
president of Sigma Tau Chi
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Officers 1993 - 95
There are five positions to be filled
on the Alumni Association Board of
Directors: Senior Vice President,
Treasurer and three Members-at-
Large. The Treasurer and Senior
Vice President positions have been
filled by acclamation. Five candidates are contesting the three
Members-at-Large positions.
Vote and Mail Today
Please vote according to the
directions on page 11. The results
of the election will be announced
September 23 at the Alumni
Association Annual General Meeting
and will be available by April 20,
Cary Moore
Alumni Returning Officer
Your Vote Counts
The Association is managed by the
Board of Directors. UBC graduates
help set the direction of the
Association by annually electing its
officers. The Vice President
automatically becomes President the
following year. The Treasurer is
elected for a one-year term, and
Members-at-Large are elected for
two years.
The Board of Directors
Nominating Committee ensures a
full slate of candidates. In selecting
nominees, we search for people
who will bring a broad range of
experience and perspectives to the
The Association appreciates
the commitment all these candidates make to the university and
its graduates by offering to stand
for election. We commend these
candidates to you. Please mail your
ballot today.
Jim Stich
Chair, Nominating Committee
Jim Stich
BSc'71, DMD'75
Alumni Activities: Senior Vice
President 1992-93: Board of
Management 1989-93; Chair,
Divisions Council 1989-90; Co-Chair
75th Great Trekker Gala Dinner;
Dean's-President's Committee on
Future of Dentistry in BC 1986-87;
President, Dental Alumni 1987-89;
VP and Fund Chair 1985-87.
Occupation: Dentist.
Martin   J.C.    Clynn
BA(Hons)'74, MBA'76
Alumni Activities: President 1992-
University Activities: President,
Commerce Graduate Society 1 975-
Community Service: Chair,
Fundraising Committee for
Financial Services Sector, BC
Children's Hospital 1990; Director
and President of the Hong Kong-
Canada Business Association 1 984-
Occupation: Vice president and
manager of the Hongkong Bank of
Canada, Main Branch.
Senior    Vice
Debra L Browning
Alumni Activities: Member, Senior
Executive and Finance Committee;
Co-chair, Long Range Planning
Committee and Transitional
Planning Committee; Member,
Alumni Chancellor Search
Committee 1992.
University Activities: 1985-88
Adjunct Professor, UBC Faculty of
Law - Close Corporation Seminar.
Community Service: Member,
Board of Directors, Canadian Club
of Vancouver; Vancouver Bar
Association Executive Committee
Board Member 1990-92; Sunny Hill
Hospital for Children Chair, Lights
of Joy Campaign 1989.
Occupation: Partner, Ladner
Downs, Barristers & Solicitors.
Dickson Wong
Community Service: Active in
SUCCESS, a charitable organization
in Vancouver; Member, Canadian
Tax Foundation (CTF).
Occupation: Tax accountant, Ernst
& Young.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993 ELECTIONS
Candidates for
Members-at-Large 1993 - 95
Michelle Jampolsky
Community Activities: Active in
the Women in Real Estate organization, provisional member of the
Institute of Certified Management
Consultants, and a member of the
Urban Development Institute and
the BC chapter of the American
Marketing Association.
Occupation: Management consultant, Coopers & Lybrand.
Nominated by: The Alumni
Association Nominating & Recruitment Committee.
In focusing on its mission, the
Association has done an excellent
job of maintaining a link with
graduates here and around the
world. I support this and I
encourage enhanced efforts at
innovative marketing techniques
and focused communication
strategies to bring more alumni in
touch with the Association. I am
also keen to see the continued
strengthening and support of the
other goals of the Association. To
do so, I will use my experiences as
a strategic management consultant
and a UBC graduate. It will be my
honour to be chosen as a member-
at-large and to particpate in the
Association's continued evolution
and realization of its goals.
David Kraemer
Occupation: Sales Manager ,
London Life Insurance Co.
Nominated by: The Alumni
Association Nominating & Recruitment Committee.
There is no question that this is
both a critical and exciting time for
the Alumni Association. With the
support of the business community
and with the continued effort of
their quality people, I see nothing
but positive advancement for the
Association. As a member of the
Board of Directors, I would work to
enhance the relationship between
the business community, the
Alumni Association and UBC.
Beryl Elizabeth March
BA'42, MSA'62, DSc(Hon)'88
University Activities: Appointed as
a research assistant in 1947;
progressed through the ranks of
instructor, assistant professor,
associate professor, professor and
finally as acting dean (1984-5) of
the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.
Occupation: Professor emerita,
Nominated by: Professors Emeriti
Division of the Alumni Association.
The University of British Columbia
was, for many years, the only
university in the province. During
that period, UBC was the university.
I could identify myself on the
telphone as "calling from the
university." Today this is, of
course, no longer possible.
Members of the BC community,
whether UBC graduates or not, saw
UBC as their university. If called
upon to support some aspect of
university activities, it was to
support UBC. This is no longer the
situation, and university support
from the community at large is
divided among many instititions
and may be given to a particular
institution for a variety of pragmatic reasons. As a consequence,
UBC alumni have a considerably
more important role to play than
they did previously in support of
our university. In fact, we should
consider that we have many roles—
as many roles as are encompassed
in our visions of what UBC is and
should be.
Tricia Smith
BA'80, LLB'85
Alumni Activities: Alumni Member,
University Athletic Council; chair,
Facilities sub-committee; Member,
Policy and Procedures subcommittee.
University Activities: While a
student at UBC, member of four
Olympic teams; winner of Olympic
silver medal, Commonwealth gold
medal and numerous world
championship medals.
Occupation: Lawyer and consultant,
Barnes Craig & Associates.
Nominated by: The Alumni
Association Nominating & Recruitment Committee.
I have grown up with UBC as part
of my "neighbourhood." As a
youngster participating in community programs at the university, as
a high school student using the
library resources and rowing with
the UBC/VRC squad (running steps
in the Thunderbird stadium or
rowing with the other crews in Coal
Harbour), as a student in two
different faculties and now as an
alumna participating in the
University Athletic Council. I
appreciate the opportunities I've
had through my association with
the university and realize those
opportunities have come not only
through my attending UBC, but
also from UBC's commitment to the
community. I think it is a relationship which should be encouraged
wherever feasible, and the Alumni
Association can and does have an
important part to play in doing so.
I would be happy if I could help.
10       UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993 ELECTIONS
Grace Wong
BEd'74, MBA'83
Alumni Activities: I am active in
supporting many alumni activities
including reunions, meetings,
receptions, etc.
University Activities: Member: Ad
Hoc Group on Int'l Affairs; Board of
Advisors, AIESEC; Advisory Committee to UBC Student Placement
Services; Dean's Advisory Committee, Faculty of Commerce.
Community Activities: Speaker,
Career and Community Conference
1 988, Vancouver; Parent Representative, School Profile Committee.
Occupation: Assistant dean,    UBC
Faculty of Commerce and Business
Administration, Placement and
Alumni Services, and the China
Exchange Program.
Nominated by: The UBC Faculty of
Commerce & Business Admin.
Alumni are an important
stakeholder group for the university, which also needs alumni input
and feedback to its programs. We
need to build a greater connection
between alumni and the university
and among alumni themselves. A
strong alumni association is a
tremendous resource for the
university and adds value to being
a UBC alumnus. We need to
consider how the university can be
of greater service to alumni. I
would work to increase understanding, communication and support
among the Alumni Association, the
faculty units and the university to
provide the programs and services
of interest to alumni.
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(including graduates of
Victoria College) may vote.
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Members-at-Large positions.
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UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993        11 The Left Hand of Research
by Lynn Melcombe
Humans, alone in the
animal kingdom, are
sided: we not only function
better with one hand, but
with the corresponding foot,
eye and ear as well. Twenty
years ago, anomalies like this
launched Coren on a research
journey which has created a
whirlwind of controversy and
set him down in the eye of a
It turned out, says Coren,
that "lefthandedness is a
Stanley Coren, below. The
cowboy hat comes from his
days in the US army when he
served with a group of
Oklahomans. Above right,
Coren shows how awkward and
dangerous a handsaw can be
for the lefthander. His next
project is a book about
intelligence in dogs. Dogs and
cats are "pawed" like humans,
Coren says, but the right/left
split in about 50/50. Photos by
Pat Higinbotham.
marker, or sign, for a bunch
of differences," on which he
has based his book The Left-
Hander Syndrome.
Lefthandedness, reduced
immune function and gender
dysphoria all appear related
to a pathological occurrence
during fetal development or
"When most people hear
the word 'pathology,'" says
Coren, "they think, 'That guy
just said I'm brain damaged.'" After centuries of
persecution as agents of the
devil, and retraining efforts
that were at best, ineffective
and at worst, abusive, it's
little wonder lefthanders
shun the word 'pathological.'
Another of Coren's
findings - that lefthanders
have shorter lifespans -
shows up strikingly in
surveys conducted throughout this century. Although 15
per cent of infants are born
lefthanded, by age 20 a third
of those have died. By 50,
they've decreased to 5 per
cent of the population, and
by 80, fewer than 1 per cent
survive. A 1991 investigation
of death records revealed
that lefthanders died seven
to eight years younger than
righthanders, and their
deaths were five times more
often related to accidental
"Our environment eats
lefthanders," says Coren,
because it's "set up for the
safety and convenience of
righthanders." Right-access
controls and safety switches
on industrial machinery, for
example, force lefthanded
operators to assume uncomfortable positions to accommodate the awkwardness of
using their right hands.
Auto safety is another
concern. A lefthander's reflex
action is opposite-to-ideal,
given that cars are designed
for the righthanded majority.
But after data from the 1991
death record study were
released, the UBC researcher
was deluged with hate mail
and threatening phone calls
from lefthanders fearing
insurance increases.
Coren responds that
reflexes can be countered.
"When a car goes into a skid,
the driver's first response is
to steer out of it," he says.
Just as any driver can be
trained to take the safer
course of steering into the
skid, lefthanded drivers can
learn to counter their reflexes, reduce accidents and
save lives.
Another factor in reduced longevity - immune
function - seems to be biased
against lefthanders. Coren's
studies, confirmed by other
researchers, show that
lefthanders suffer more often
from, among other things,
allergies, asthma, eczema,
juvenile onset diabetes,
Crohn's Disease and even
In data collected by
Diane Halpern, Coren's
University of California
associate in the 1991 death
record study, lefthanders
composed significantly more
than 10 per cent of the
population testing HIV
positive, and having contracted the lethal virus,
lefthanded subjects tended
to deteriorate more quickly.
Coren's interest in
publicizing immune function
data is not to single
lefthanders out, but to alert
general medical practitioners
that handedness may be a
factor in diagnosis and
treatment. "If I was the
researcher who discovered
black people are more
susceptible to sickle cell
anaemia" he says, "I would be
irresponsible not to release
that information."
In a study that was "not
on the main path" of Coren's
investigations, he and Diane
Watson of Vancouver General
Hospital's Gender Dysphoria
Clinic discovered that there
were three times as many
lefthanders in a group of
transsexuals than in a control
group of non-transsexuals.
(Gender dysphoria, explains
Coren, refers to anyone who
is "not gender typed according to their biological gender
type.") Corroborating studies
show that lefthanders make
up 35-45 per cent of gay and
lesbian populations, substantiating Coren's belief that a
syndrome of differences,
including lefthandedness,
may be caused by fetal
Coren explains that when
trauma occurs during pregnancy and birth, the body
may under- or over-release
the male hormone,
testosterone, or the female
1 2       UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993 UBC psychology professor
Stanley Coren
ooks at medicine, machinery
and the mark of the devil
hormone, progesterone. An
infant experiencing trauma in
utero or at birth may be
exposed to large amounts of
the opposite gender hormone, or small amounts of
the appropriate one. Either
situation may result in
lefthandedness, gender
dysphoria, reduced immune
function or other symptoms
ranging from slower maturation to sleep disruptions.
This theory is supported
by diverse data: there is a
higher rate of lefthandedness
among twins, for whom fetal
development and birth are
always more stressful;
neonatal lefthandedness
increases with maternal age,
which is often a factor in
high risk pregnancies; and
lefthanded newborns require
resuscitation two or three
times as often as righthanded
The potential for controversy over links between fetal
pathology, gender dysphoria
and lefthandedness is clear
on two fronts. First, some
heterosexual lefthanders may
fear the ramifications of false
labeling. Coren's research
does not mean, he stresses,
that heterosexual lefthanders
are more likely to manifest
homosexuality as time goes
on. It means that
lefthandedness and gender
dysphoria are two of a host
of consequences which may
appear singly or in combination as a result of a traumatic
event at birth.
Says the psychologist,
"There is a subtle difference,
a difference of emphasis,
between saying, 'A lefthander
is more likely to be homosexual,' and There are more
lefthanders among the
homosexual population.'"
Second, as to concerns
regarding the way research
on pathological origins could
be used against homosexuals,
Coren says increasing evidence indicates that sexual
orientation is neither disease
nor lifestyle choice, but a
physiological fact. "To insist
that a person change what he
or she does naturally," he
says, "is equivalent to telling
my grey dog to become
Despite his explanations,
Coren's findings are so
controversial that, last
February, he was invited to a
Galveston, Texas symposium
organized to discredit his
theories, he says. But while
lefthanders' reactions may be
justifiable, they do not shake
Coren's drive for change.
The psychologist wants
engineers and politicians to
legislate and design improved
accessibility in everything
from industrial equipment to
cars. He'd like substance
abuse experts to know that
more lefthanders become
alcoholic, and lefthanded
alcoholics in recovery relapse
more often. He wants
handedness recorded in
accident reports to substantiate and facilitate training of
lefthanded drivers. He's not
interested in singling out
lefthanders for persecution,
but in improving their lives.
His wish list is being
realized. Air traffic control
panels are being re-designed
with "hot switches" accessible to both hands. And
Statistics Canada recently
agreed to include a
handedness item in their next
survey. It's not everything,
Coren says, but "it's a start."
Given the myths and
misconceptions that still
abound, however, the controversy is not surprising.
Recently, a Vancouver woman
contacted Coren because the
elderly nun teaching her six
year old was taping his left
hand closed. With evidence
that retraining can cause
lifelong stress disturbances,
Coren contacted the school.
The principal admitted the
teacher was "old-fashioned,"
but cited scriptural support
indicting lefthandedness as a
mark of the devil.
The notion that people
still endorse such archaic
ideas seems amusing. But
from elevated accident rates
and reduced longevity to
fears of institutionalized
persecution, the "lefthander
syndrome" is clearly no joke.
Lynn Melcombe is a Port
Moody freelance writer.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993
13 WrT
When you think of
the Faculty of
Agricultural Sciences,
do you think of ...
♦ Landscape Architecture, Family &
Nutritional Sciences,   the Botanical
Garden, Agricultural Economics,
Animal Science, Bio-Resource
Engineering, Food Science, Plant
Science and Soil Science?
♦ Undergraduate enrolment of 60%
women in the BSc(Agr) program?
♦Very few students from rural
areas, even fewer from a farm
♦ International teaching and
research links?
♦Over $4.3 million annually   in
research grants and contracts?
♦ Programs and research on
environmental sustainability,
landscape management, human
ecosystems and food supply?
♦"Cutting edge" options like
aquaculture, plant biotechnology,
biometeorology, family relations,
geographic information systems,
embryo transfer, animal welfare,
human nutrition, biological control,
food toxicology, international
trade, plant-microbe interactions,
wildlife management, landscape
planning and management and
♦A distance education program,
with credit courses now available
to all British Columbians?
♦The diverse careers graduates
can pursue, such as teaching and
consulting in international development, in industry, with community
health and educational institutions
or agencies or with government
regulatory, research or advisory
♦The high proportion of BC
students in veterinary medicine
who begin their studies in this
No? Well, now you know more
about how one of the university's
first faculties has grown and
changed to meet society's current
and future needs!
Donna Goss
BSF'90 was appointed
recently as coordinator
of student services for
UBC's Faculty of Forestry. She is responsible for recruitment, admissions, student advising, job placement
and public relations.
She has visited several
high schools and colleges in the last
few months. Partly as a result of
these efforts, enrolment figures have
increased from 285 in 1991/92 to
333 in 1992/93.
Donnaspends much of her time
working with employers (often forestry alumni) who require full-time
summeremployees. The employment
rate for UBC's forestry grads currently averages 90 per cent.
In November, the faculty hosted
a career evening for forestry under
graduates, which attracted over 200 students and alumni.
Strong ties with alumni
are one of the aims of
this annual event.
Donna will expand
her visits to high
schools and colleges,
focusing in particular
on the new natural resources conservation program. The
faculty is also committed to ensuring that First Nations students have
access to current information on admission pathways and requirements
for the forestry degree programs.
Visits will include recruiting efforts
at high schools and colleges with
significant First Nations populations.
If you would like information
on programs or admissions, call
Donna Goss at (604) 822-3547.
Techniques originally applied
at UBC's two archaeological
projects in Greece have been used
at an Indian site near the confluence ofthe Harrison and Fraser
rivers in BC. In Greece, Hector
Williams, UBC's director of projects
in Greece, and Roderick Miller, a
PhD student in classical archaeology, discovered the remains of a
4th century B.C. city at Stymphalos
and a late Classical-Hellenistic
Sanctuary of Demeter and a
medieval church at Mytilene.
They were invited by Michael
Blake ofthe department of
Anthropology to use their proton
magnetometermin BC to survey a
large burial mound and a terrace
containing house remains. This
may be the first use of the
technique at a prehistoric site in
The data were processed by
PhD student Guy Cross, who is
doing the first PhD in Geophysics
and Archaeology at UBC. It revealed
significant anomalies that may be
the remains of ancient hearths and
fire pits.
Dolph Schluter, an associate
professor in zoology, has won a
1993 EWR Steacie Memorial
Fellowship. The Steacie is one of
Canada's highest awards for
science and engineering.
Schluter, an evolutionary
ecologist,  has combined work on
finches and stickleback fish with
theories that have altered the way
field biologists study natural
selection. His research reveals how
complex interactions between
members of a species and their
environment shape biological
He joined UBC in 1985 and
has earned a reputation as a
dynamic, enthusiastic teacher.
The award of salary plus
benefits lets recipients focus on
research full time, free from
teaching and administrative duties,
for up to two years. Schluter is the
1 2th UBC faculty member to win a
Steacie since the award's inception
in 1 963. Only one other university
has won more, the University of
Toronto, with 1 3. Courtesy UBC
Canada's    First
P h a r m D s
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical
Sciences at UBC is on the verge of
graduating its first six Doctors of
Pharmacy (PharmD). The PharmD program, started in 1991, is the first of
its kind in Canada. Previously, Canadian pharmacy graduates wishing to
do post-graduate work had to go to
the US to receive PharmD training or
stay in Canada to pursue one-year
residencies and traditional masters
and PhD degrees. UBC's PharmD program is two years of intensive training. The first year is spent in the
classroom and the second at a wide
variety of hospital sites for clinical
rotations. The students work closely
with patients and other members of
health care teams to prevent, identify
and resolve patient-specific drug-related problems. It is expected that
the graduates of the PharmD program will find employment mainly in
teaching hospitals and academia.
Dolph Schluter
14       UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993 D e ntis try
Each summer third and fourth
year dental students participate in
the Summer Dental Clinic at the
university and in private dental
offices. Since 1974 the provincial
government has funded a program
that brings about 1,000 school-
aged children from the Greater
Vancouver area to the faculty clinic
for treatment. These children are
identified by the Ministry of Health
as requiring dental care and
financial assistance. The grant
provides transportation for the
children, consumable supplies and
a small stipend for third-year
students. The clinic operates for
six weeks under the supervision of
registered dentists and delivers an
estimated value of $200,000 in
dental services. It helps the
children and is an invaluable
learning opportunity for the dental
Another exciting program is
available for the incoming fourth-
year students. Private dental
practitioners who are willing to be
supervisors and mentors are paired
with senior dental students. In their
offices, students have the chance
to provide a limited range of
patient treatment and enjoy a
"hands on" experience while
observing the management of a
dental practice. Feedback to the
faculty includes insights for
curriculum evaluation and modification. Both students and professionals regard this as a "two way
street" which is a highly worthwhile
and rewarding program.
Commerce and Business Administration
Dean Michael Goldberg
continues to meet with alumni
groups in Canada and abroad as he
travels on faculty business. In
October, he addressed a group of
our Calgary alumni at a dinner
reception. Later that month, he
attended the second Toronto
commerce alumni breakfast, where
he introduced guest speaker, Mr. R.
Lee Bentley, vice chairman of Royal
Trust. On December 8, he hosted a
reception in Ottawa at the Chateau
Laurier, which was attended by
many alumni who included
graduates from 1944 to 1991. Dean
Goldberg believes that it is critical
to maintain a strong network with
our alumni in order to continue to
develop strong relationships with
the business, government and
labour communities.
The faculty is also reaching
out into these communities to
share the results of ongoing
research into business issues.
Research bureaus within the faculty
and the executive programs division
use breakfast meetings as a vehicle
to accomplish this goal. Several
such meetings are planned in
conjunction with the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of BC, the
Bureau of Asset Management and
the Canadian Real Estate Research
The faculty has recently
devoted considerable resources
toward fostering teaching excellence
via projects to improve teaching,
facilities and programs, including a
revamping of the BCom program,
the establishment of a committee
to review our MBA program and
recommend its redesign, the
expansion and improvement of our
computing facilities and enhancement of our audio visual department. Several professional development programs such as a teaching
seminar series and a guide listing
teaching resources are also
available to faculty members and
Demand for engineering programs at UBC continues to be strong,
with the required grade-point average (GPA) for admission rising each
year. In 1992/93, there were over 2,000 applications for 450 places in
first-year engineering. For the 350 students admitted directly from high-
school, the minimum GPA required was 3.19. This is calculated from
grades in mathematics, physics, chemistry and English in Grades 11 and
12. Over 50 students were admitted with a 4.0 GPA in these subjects.
The other 100 places are filled by transfers from the faculty of science,
community colleges and other post-secondary institutions. Women make
up about 20 per cent of this class, while the percentage of women
students in the faculty as a whole is approximately 15 per cent.
First Choice Requests/Placement Bar-Chart
Kec^uests ^ Placed
BIOE/BioResource Eng ; CHML/Chem Eng.; CIVL/Civ. Eng.; ELEC/Elec Eng. - Regular Program; CPEN/
Elec. Eng. - Computer Eng. Option; ENPH/Eng. Phys.; GEOE/Geol Eng.; MECH/Mech Eng.; MMAT/
Metals & Materials Eng.; MMPE/Mining & Mineral Process Eng.
Second-year students specialize in one of nine engineering
programs offered. Demand in new fields is particulary high. The number
of first-choice requests and placements for each of the programs is
shown in the bar-chart above. Every student who passes first-year
engineering is guaranteed a place in second-year, with the places in the
high-demand areas going to those with the highest marks. Those not
placed in the program of their first choice are offered one in another of
the engineering programs in which they also indicated an interest.
Graduate Studies
Richard Ericson, currently director of the Centre of Criminology at the
University of Toronto, has been appointed principal of UBC's innovative
new residential graduate college, Green College.
Ericson received a BA in social sciences from the University of Guelph
in 1969, and a PhD from the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge in 1974.
He began teaching criminology and sociology at the University of Toronto
the same year. His research, a model of the sort of interdisciplinary
scholarship that Green College will foster, examines theories of knowledge
and society, science and technology in legal contexts and the representation
of crime, law and justice in the mass media. Dr. Ericson is a fellow of the
Royal Society of Canada, and in 1991 he received a DLitt from the University of Cambridge for co-authoring Visualizing Deviance (1987), Negotiating Control (1989) and Representing Order (1991), a trilogy regarded as a
landmark in contemporary criminology. In addition to his role in Green
College in the Faculty of Graduate Studies, he will be cross-appointed to
both the Faculty of Law and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology
in the Faculty of Arts.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993
l.i mi Smith, Dean of Law
Born in Calgary. Attended TJ of C and completed a degree in Honours Philosophy.
Graduated from UBC Faculty of Lawin 1973. Found philosophy a good background for
study of law because of emphasis on use of logical argument.
Co-edited UBC Law Review and published first legal writing, a comment on a Canadian
Bill of Rights case about sex Discrimination in the Criminal Code, and article (co-
written) on discrimination against women in the legal profession.
Clerked for Chief Justice of BC (73-74), then practiced for seven years with Shrum,
Liddle & Hebenton (now McCarthy Tetreault.) Did general litigation, including criminal, commercial, family matters. Became a partner.
Worked with (and chaired) the Vancouver Community Legal Assistance Society. With
Allan MacLean of VCLAS, went to the Supreme Court of Canada with a case on pregnancy discrimination. The court held that discrimination based on pregnancy was not
sex discrimination under the Canadian Bill of Rights. Ten years later (1988), came back
to the court with a similar case representing the Women's Legal Education and Action
Fund (LEAF). The Court overruled its own previous decision, deciding that, under
human rights legislation, pregnancy discrimination is sex discrimination and that
pregnant women could not be excluded because of their pregnancy from employee
Taught in the faculty while in practice and began teaching full-time in 1981. Has taught
Real Property, Civil Litigation, Equality Rights, Evidence, Canadian Charter of Rights
and Freedoms. Completed research in human rights, equality rights, constitutional law.
Was a founding director of LEAF in 198 5, and served on its national legal committee for
five years. Was national chair in 1989-91, and first chair of West Coast LEAF Association in 1985. Represented LEAF in several cases, including two in the Supreme Court of
Awarded YWCA Woman of Distinction Award (Communications and Public Affairs) in
Serves on the Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of BC (since 1990), and on the
Board of Science World for the past several years.
Is an industrial relations advisor to the Minister of Labour, and currently chairs a
working committee to make recommendations to the Minister of Health and the Korbin
Commission for the creation of a new single employer organization in the health system
in B.C.
♦    Was made Queen's Counsel in December, 1992.
»     Was appointed dean in July, 1991 for a sixyear term.
Wants to provide thebest possible educational experience for both LLB and LLM students, and maintain an
environment in which creative and useful research will
take place.
»     "Lawyers need to be effective analysts and creative
thinkers to give their clients the best service, so that
whether students intend to practice or to head for other
careers, they benefit from legal education that puts law
into its social, economic, political and philosophical
>     Married to Jon Sigurdson, (a lawyer with Bull, Housser
& Tupper), and has 2 girls, Elin 16 and Krista 13.*
Photo by Pat Higinbotham
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring  1993
It was not really the controversial,
provocative answer I wanted to hear. I had
asked Lynn Smith how she felt about
being appointed the first woman dean of
law at UBC.
"Well, I think the time had come," she
said, simply.
Smith's position is an influential one.
Since July 1990, she has been head of
Canada's second largest law faculty, a
faculty that has been in existence for
almost 50 years and enjoys prestige
across Canada.
Her down-to-earth attitude is understandable considering the faculty has
actively supported feminist research and
writing over the past decade. There are
now 11 women on faculty (including two
visiting professors) out of approximately
45 faculty members, and one male faculty
member focuses on feminist perspectives
in his research and writing. The UBC Law
Faculty Women's Caucus, with its 40
student members, has a strong voice,
regularly organizing seminars and activities for the entire law school community.
Smith pointed out that the faculty is
also known for its research and influence
in many other areas of law (see page 19),
including corporate and commercial law,
Asian studies and criminal law. Because
the faculty is so large, it's able to offer
courses in almost every type of law.
Nevertheless, Smith's appointment
and her perspective has changed the
flavour and atmosphere of the law faculty.
"Our female students find it helpful
to have more women faculty," Smith says.
"It's important for them to see women
doing everything within the legal profession, as judges, as law professors, whatever. Role models aside, it's useful for
students to have faculty members to talk
to about these issues."
Professor Karin Mickelson, a specialist
in international environmental law, has
been on faculty for four years. She received her LLB from UBC and her LLM leLAWatUI
from Columbia. She recalls that when she
graduated from UBC there were only four
women on faculty and agrees that the
atmosphere has changed since then.
"There is strength in numbers. Just
knowing there are a number of other
women on faculty gives you a sense of
security, a feeling of belonging."
Feminist scholarship is now an
important part of the faculty's work.
Mickelson says this gives women students
the sense that their concerns and their
inter ests are being taken into account.
"Also, the way that women faculty
approach teaching may well be different.
A lot of us are concerned with creating a
safe, comfortable environment in the
classroom. This contrasts with the idea
many people have of a law classroom
where you come in and get beaten into the
legal mould."
"I'm not sure that stereotyped
classroom really exists," she adds, "but
you would be amazed how many first-year
students expect to come in here and see
Kingsfield from The Paper Chase. When
they see a young woman standing in front
of the class, they think, 'Hmm. Where's the
bow-tie. Where's the grey hair?'"
It's often the students, not the faculty,
who resist new ideas and perspectives.
Mickelson finds both men and women on
faculty are supportive of her. "I have pretty
warm feelings about the faculty generally.
It's a good place to work."
Do male faculty have reservations
about these new ideas? "I think most
realize it has changed the law faculty,"
Mickelson says. "Maybe not all of them are
thrilled with the changes but most accept
them and see them as long overdue."
One of this year's changes is the new
chair in Women and the Law. Visiting
professor Susan Boyd from Carleton
University occupies the chair and, so far,
reviews have been more than positive. One
faculty member described Boyd as, "a
wonderful person, a very good academic
and the official nurtur er of the women on
The existence of the chair underlines
the importance of feminist legal scholarship
and the commitment that the faculty has to
this area of study. Boyd says, "It adds
credibility to feminist studies."
She says several male students have
sought her advice on research into f eminist
studies, so the chair benefits both men and
women law students. She finds that some
male students do resist the emphasis on that
perspective at first, but the course opened
their eyes about issues facing women —
marriage breakdown, custody disputes and
other situations.
"It's a mixed reaction. Some students
are reluctant. It's too threatening, for
whatever reason. The most one can hope for
is to get men and women to ask slightly
different questions when they're coming to a
particular subject."
"I would love to see each professor,
whether they feel they share the perspective or not, give credibility to feminist
work by informing students that such
work exists, and give their students
examples of such work to read."
For the third year now, the faculty has
offered a compulsory first-year course,
Perspectives on the Law, which features
alternatives to the traditional view of the
Students choose three units out of the
six offered. They include Feminist Perspectives and the Law, Philosophy and Law,
Retrieving Realities (a historical perspective), Social Theory (sociological perspective), Law and Economics and Western
Ideas of Law.
Unfortunately, according to Women's
Caucus member Laura Spitz, there is a
tendency on the part of some students to
treat this course as less important than
other courses.
Perspectives on the Law is important,
Spitz says, because practicing lawyers deal
with clients fromboth sexes, all classes and
all races. "Paying attention to some of the
issues that affect people coming to you is
absolutely crucial to your job."
Anumber of prof essors note the
tendency of students to resist looking at
different interpretations of the law and to
regard it as objective and neutral. This may
be in part because of the mystique the
profession has built up around itself.
Professor Mickelson feels that some
people come to law school looking for a
degree of certainty and predictability.
"When you tell them that 'reality' and
'justice' might just be constructs, and that
they will vary according to the times, or
according to the perspectives of the actors in
a legal dispute, or because of the world view
of the judge, or all these things, they get
One place in the law faculty where
students soon see the shortcomings of the
law is at the UBC legal clinic. Here they
work for real people on real cases that may
not be as clear-cut as the ones presented in
law class.
Judy Mosoff, an assistant professor who
teaches at the clinic, says, "It's hard to
appreciate until you're in the centre of it,
how a system said to be objective and
neutral doesn't work that way."
She cites as an example the situation in
which a man assaults his wife. The law
offers as a solution that the wife bring
criminal charges against her husband.
continuedon page 18
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring  1993
Establishing New Precedents
One of the best floats at UBC's annual
Homecoming Parade is the one
launched by law students. They dress
in legal robes and chase after an ambulance, its siren blaring, and hand out their
cards to the crowds. It is a wry comment
on the profession, and a strong statement
that while studying the law is a serious
enterprise, future lawyers are not without
a sense of humour.
Of course, what it doesn 't say about
UBC's Faculty of Law is the most interesting part. Many lay people have an image of
law school as an episode of the Paper
Chase where students stay up all night to
sort through thick volumes to find a tiny
kernel of precedent that will save an
innocent client. The fact is, that while the
law school produces professionals in
virtually every area of the law, research is
a large part of the faculty's work.
As in any large faculty (ours is the
2nd largest common law faculty in the
country), academics are intensely interested in advancing the base of knowledge.
The men and women who work in the Law
faculty are no exception.
Criminal law is a major focus of
research. What impact does the Charter
have on criminal law? How does criminal
law affect First Nations culture? What is
international crime, and do crimes against
the environment, for instance, fall under
this definition? Academics, lawyers,
judges, policy analysts and others are all
involved in seeking answers to these and a
host of other questions. Work includes the
relationship of criminal law to people with
mental disabilities, victims of sexual
assault, prison inmates and young offenders.
The faculty has developed links with
SFU's School of Criminology to develop the
interdisciplinary nature of this work, and
has created the International Centre for
Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice
Policy with SFU and the Society for the
Reform of Criminal Law.
The Asian Law Program is another
important area of research. One project
focuses on the regional legal mechanisms
of marine policies in various states of the
South China Sea, with an eye to developing
cooperative policies in the environment,
marine research, shipping and defence.
This project involves both Canadian and
Asian researchers. Another project
analyses Chinese security markets and
implications for foreign investment in
Canada, and yet another is looking at the
legal culture in Chinese communities in
Asia and North America.
The faculty has earned an international reputation for its innovative research into law and artificial intelligence.
Researchers are designing software that
will sort cases based on the particular set
of rules or legal concepts the judge used
to decide the outcome. This research may
result in the ability to predict case outcomes based on the variables judges use
to make their decisions, and will give
scholars a better idea of how judicial
decisions are made.
Socio-legal research is also expanding
at UBC. This research centres on law and
how it shapes and is shaped by the social
and political context in which it operates.
Projects are focused on the Canadian
Charter and constitutional rights and how
they are used in advancing the interests of
women, minorities, gays and lesbians and
people with disabilities.
Other socio-legal projects focus on
race, gender and the law, and how legal
institutions reproduce structures of
racism, particularly with First Nations
women. Even more research is carried out
in commercial, corporate and labour law.
The faculty is a good example of the
work being done across the university:
men and women are using the insights
and methodology of many disciplines to
investigate the nature of the world and to
seek out ways of improving it. *
Chris Petty
continued from page 17
Because women are often dependent on
their husbands economically, she may be
uncomfortable bringing criminal charges.
"As a tool, the law is only part of the
answer to that problem," says Mosoff.
She cautions against assuming that
because 50 per cent of law students are
women, they are all creating social change
or that they will even remain in the legal
profession long enough to become
influential. A 1991 report by a subcommittee of the Law Society of British Columbia
confirmed that there are problems for
women in the legal profession. Dean Smith
was one of the members of this subcommittee on Women in the Legal Profession.
The report said that although almost half
of BC's law grads in the last 10 years were
women, the rate at which women leave the
profession is 50 percent higher than that
of men. The reasons for this are complex
and varied. Women in private practice are
usually paid less than men called to the
bar in the same year, and women are often
passed over for promotions. As well, many
law firms are run by men who establish
particular "career-path" atmospheres in
the office and make little provision for
those who wish to take unpaid leave or
whose non-work responsibilities (family or
otherwise) make the 70 hour work week
Dean Smith's work on this particular
committee has made a difference for UBC
women faculty in ways that may not even
be noticed. Judy Mosoff offered an
anecdote to illustrate the point.
When she joined the faculty in
September 1991, she was invited to the
dean's beginning of the year party, but
phoned the dean's office to give her
regrets because she was unable to find a
babysitter for her two young children.
Dean Smith called back to suggest
that perhaps her own two teenagers might
want to babysit Mosoff's children.
"Now that's not the kind of thing that
is usually the job of a dean," says Mosoff.
The influence of women in the UBC
Faculty of Law is strong, and although it
may seem to be a bit of a quiet revolution
at the moment, it's undeniably here to
stay. *
Mardi Wareham & Chris Petty
1 8        l IBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993 FACULTY    OF    LAW
First Nations Law Program
Of the more than 700 men and women enroled in the Faculty of Law, forty-eight are
First Nations students. This is among the highest representation of First Nations students in law schools across Canada.
The First Nations Law program began in 1975 after a Supreme Court of Canada case
established native people's legal rights, and as a result of this case, several Canadian
universities started native law programs. In spite of this, there are still fewer than 200
native law graduates in Canada, and most of those have graduated in the last five years.
But the numbers at UBC's law school will continue to grow if John Borrows and
others who support the program have their way.
Borrows is the new director of the native law program. He and other UBC professors
like Doug Sanders, Michael Jackson and others, all well known for their work in issues
affecting aboriginal people, are working hard to build the program.
Borrows says when the UBC native law program began it attracted mostly community leaders from native bands. The program trained these leaders to apply their extensive knowledge and experience to modern concepts of law and jurisprudence. Now, as
the program develops, it is
attracting younger people who
have undergraduate degrees and
others across the spectrum of
First Nations peoples. But, he
says, "I hope that [students with
undergrad degrees] don't
overwhelm those who have
experience and leadership in
their community. They have a lot
to bring, but don't have the
same academic background. As
director, I'm trying to preserve
that diversity."
The current Canada-wide
awareness of native issues is
reflected in the law school.
Borrows points out that the
Native Peoples and the Law class
is made up of two-thirds non-
Native students.
Some of that awareness
may have come from the move,
among many provinces, to
provide for aboriginal self-
government, and from the
attempt to entrench that right in
the Canadian constitution
through the Charlottetown
Accord. Many provinces are
John Borrows, director of the UBC First Nations Law       determined to continue working
Program. with native leaders toward self-
Second-year native student Gloria
Morgan says, "Self-government should be
a major part of all of our courses. I think
everyone in the program is studying in
order to create self-government. Self-
government is almost every aspect of
living — it's not just political structure."
"It's not just pie-in-the-sky any more,"
adds third-year student Bernard Kerrigan.
"It's actually coining. When we graduate
we will be prepared to offer advice on
exactly what's going to be happening."
That responsibility does weigh heavily at
times, they say, but both are full of
enthusiasm and a passion for native
"I'm not here to become a lawyer and
move downtown," Morgan says. "Ultimately, most of us are going to work for
our people in some respect, whether it's as
a lawyer or in some other way."
Borrows also wants to be sensitive to
native students who aren't particularly
interested in native issues, and make sure
their needs are served.
"I want the law school experience to
be relevant and meet the students'
objectives, whether or not those objectives
are First Nations-oriented."
Some native law programs segregate
native issues, restricting them to native
law classes. At UBC, however, the First
Nations perspective is included in some
law school courses, and Borrows would
like to see this practice expanded. For
instance, property law, contract law and
family law naturally lend themselves to
First Nations perspectives. Borrows will
also work on updating existing native law
courses and will introduce new native law
courses when appropriate.
Borrows has a BA, LLB and LLM from
the University of Toronto, and is currently
working on his DJur. At U of T he organized seminars, activities and support
groups for students, so the administrative
side of academic life is familiar. In addition to administering the program here, he
teaches and pursues research as an
assistant professor. He is an Ojibwa and
member of the Chippewa Nawash First
Nation. *
Mardi Wareham
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993        19 Books    to    Enjoy
By Zoe Landale
K ..3 %... u V •
mider &
m w
crimes in
Vancouver s
city scape
Hot and Bothered: Men and Women,
Sex and Love in the 90s by Wendy
Dennis (Key Porter Books, $26.95, hard
cover) is one of the funniest books I have
ever read. I laughed aloud, I snorted, and
perfect strangers in the library gave me
reproving looks. The tone is relaxed and
perfect: Dennis is your best friend telling
you raunchy stories. What I found the
most interesting is Dennis' analysis of
how the feminist revolution has changed
relationships between the sexes during
the last 30 years. She says, "I came to
realize how much the unspoken but lethal
nuances of sexual politics have become
distancing mechanisms ... and I observed
how oppressively they are keeping men
and women from finding each other,
falling in love and galloping off into the
sunset together." I know, that as a
feminist, it made me examine a number
of my own assumptions and realize that I
have been guilty of hostility toward men
in general, leaving out the ones I love as
Hot and Bothered says tough things
about women and comments equally
unflinchingly about men, but kindness is
really what we're pointed toward. Dennis
dares to mention good manners, and
most startling of all, morality. If you have
even the mildest curiosity as to why
things aren't as simple as they used to
be between the sexes, read this, wince,
and laugh.
Stupid Crimes by Dennis E. Bolen
MFA'89 (Anvil Press, $10.95, paper) is
endearing, full of foul-mouthed characters,
and a great read. Bolen, like his protagonist, Barry Delta, is a parole officer. He
writes from the inside about petty
criminals and their foolish, horrifying, and
sometimes very funny run-ins with the
law. No matter how stupid and inept his
parolees, the author allows them to keep
their dignity.    Honest and compassionate,
Bolen pushes his writing far beyond the
tawdriness of 7-Elevens and murder. In
literary terms, he takes chances and
makes them work. This is a beautifully
crafted book.
The dialogue sizzles. Set in Vancouver, this is an underworld Bolen knows
intimately. I kept picking it up and losing
myself for half an hour, emerging laughing, shaking my head or both. I learned
more than I wanted to about jail.
The book itself has a loose, episodic
format: Delta and his love life, a whole
galaxy of parolees who recur in crime
after crime, who end up in one another's
stories. I loved the strange short insertions, headed with titles like "One Thing
That Angers Barry Delta Is Having To Fit
Into the Cracks," and "Barry Delta Knows
That This Is Not a Dangerous Job." The
one quibble I had with the whole book
was why Wayne, the Rummy Bandit,
doesn't cut someone from jail in on
where he's hidden his stash.
Stupid Crimes has been optioned by
the William Morris Agency in LA and the
rumour is that Harrison Ford will be the
leading man. (I told you Bolen was good!)
20       UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993 BOOKS
Exploring Vancouver: The Essential
Architectural Guide by Harold Kalman,
Ron Phillips and Robin Ward (UBC Press)
is another in a series of indispensable
books on Vancouver issued recently by
UBC Press. Armed with this book, last
season's Trees of Vancouver and Vancouver and its Region, Vanophiles have
an impressive arsenal of reference for
discovering one of the most beautiful
spots on earth.
Naturally beautiful, yes. But
architecturaly? Eaton's Pacific Centre
building, the garish glass and concrete
monsters built downtown in the '70s and
a propensity to tear down anything old
regardless of its value, have given Vancouver a reputation for bad architecture
(the Marine Building notwithstanding) and
bad city planning.
This book shows that Vancouver has
enough commercial, public and residential
diversity to please the most critical eye,
and enough remaining wood and mortar
history to satisfy anyone looking for the
city's urban identity.
It's surprising how many of the 534
entries in this book are familiar. All are
photographed with a style and flair
appropriate to the subject, and the
comments on each are thoughtful,
informative and properly judgemental.
Vancouver's architectural delights are
often ignored when put up against the
magnificent backdrop of mountains and
sea. But they are there. This book does
them justice. Chris Petty
The Anatomy of Gender: Women's
Struggle for the Body, edited by   UBC
professors Dawn H. Currie and Valerie
Raoul (Oxford University Press, $19.95,
paper) is a collection of seventeen papers
given at a Women's Studies conference at
UBC. Reading it is like taking a brisk
swim in chilly water; the first while nearly
kills you, then you start enjoying yourself.
And ah! how virtuous and alive you feel
afterward, having gone through the shock
and the glow. The book covers a fascinating subject, "cultural representation and
the physical treatment of women." The
problem, for me, is the language that's
Every academic discipline has its own
jargon, and, unfortunately, Women's
Studies is no exception. It is not that
these authors don't know how to write,
either. Winnie Tomm's essay in The
Anatomy of Gender on developing new
ways of knowing is a good example. At
one point Tomm says, "In many ways, life
is largely a conversation; we contribute to
the perceived nature of reality through
the conversations we have." Brilliant,
lucid, simple. I had my tongue hanging
out for more, but that was it. It was as
though the writer was embarrassed
people could understand her.
The foreword points out, "A central
tenet of western culture is the importance
of subordinating the feminine principle to
the masculine for the sake of human
progress." The unruly feminine is associated with nature and the body, and must
be brought into line by the cool blaze of
masculine rationality. The foreword also
brings us up to date on the positions
well-known feminists such as Germaine
Greer, Simone de Beauvoir, Shulamith
Firestone, and Adrienne Rich, among
others, have taken about having children:
does having children victimize or valorize
women?   Sometimes I had to reread a
paragraph three times.
The papers themselves range greatly
in style and content from the accessible
"Pornography or Misogyny? Fear and the
Absurd" to the icily witty "l-less and Gaga
in the West Edmonton Mall..." The first
two sections, with the exception of Black
Women's Reality and Feminism..." were
the most readable for me; they didn't
allow the language to overwhelm the
content. "Images of Women in Canadian
Social Policy: Em-bodying Patriarchy"
brought the writing into the realm of the
practical: how does this stuff affect you
and me?
A book like this is important because
it opens our thinking to see that what we
thought was carved in stone (PMS, for
instance) is a fluid concept. Instead,
"representations of the female body do
not simply reflect the 'Truth' of sexual
difference but instead reflect political
processes controlled historically by men."
This book is intensely relevant to women's lives, and worth a plunge.*
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993       21 CLASS    ACTS
♦    SELL AND SOCIETY    ♦    TRAi:
Master of Arts
Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
imon Fraser University is pleased to
offer the Graduate Liberal Studies
Program leading to the degree of
Master of Arts, Liberal Studies.
The program has been developed especially for
adults returning to study on a part time basis.
It is offered during evening and some weekend
hours at the University's Harbour Centre
campus in downtown Vancouver.
♦ Join a community of learning
♦ Re-discover the world of ideas
♦ Study classic texts
♦ Develop new perspectives on
contemporary issues
♦ Earn an advanced degree through a
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interdisciplinary program
Applications are invited from individuals
holding an undergraduate degree in any field.
Students will be selected on the basis of
experience and interests as well as academic
background. Applications must be completed
by April 15 for September entry.
Further information may be obtained from
The Graduate Liberal Studies Program
Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver V6B 5K3
Telephone 291-5152   Fax 291-5159
Mildred and J.E.
Oldfield BSA'41,
MSA'49 celebrated
their 50th wedding
anniversary in September. Their three
daughters and two
sons hosted ... Albert
L Babb BASc(Chem
Eng)'48 will receive
the Alumni Achievement Award from the
U of Illinois in May.
Dr. Babb is professor
emeritus of nuclear
and chemical engineering at the U of
Washington. He
worked to further education and peaceful
uses of nuclear energy
before expanding his
efforts to biomedical
applications in the
1960s. His portable
kidney dialysis machine, which became
the prototype for individual dialysis machines, is now in use
worldwide ... In August 1 992, veterans
of the South Saskatchewan Regiment took a
tour of battlefields
from Normandy to
Oldenburg, Germany,
where they battled 30
years ago. Among
them was Peter
Watkinson BCom'47.
Plaques were exchanged between
town officials and the
Canadians. Mr. Watkinson is donating his
plaque to a museum
in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
Raghbir Basi BA'52,
BSW'53 is provost at
Alaska Pacific University. He holds the
Glenn and Eva Olds
Professor of International Understanding
Chair there ... Norman Donatt
BASc(CivEng)'50 served
as a volunteer with
the International Executive Service Corps
in Czechoslovakia. Retired as vice president
of Olympian Stone
Company in Washington state, he helped a
Czech factory to restructure production
and marketing programs ... Don
Galbraith BA'55,
MSc'58 has retired after 35 years at the
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier
near Quebec City. He
was leader of the
computing technology
section ... Ross
Johnson BA'52,
PhD'75 retired from
teaching political science at VCC. He also
taught at Memorial,
UVic and UBC. His
wife, Olive Skene-
Johnson BA'50,
PhD'80, is a psychologist in Vancouver and
a member of the BC
Review Board ... Nick
Malychuk BASc(Mech
Eng)'57 received the
Silver Wolf for service
to scouting at the
Scouts Canada investiture in Rideau Hall in
Ottawa in November
1992 ... Burt Sellick
BSF'52 earned his PhD
in family and marriage
counselling at the U
of Arizona in 1 979.
He retired in 1992 as
the director of student services at
Hillcrest High School
in Thunder Bay. He
now has a private
counselling practice in
a medical clinic ...
Gordon Thorn
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Henry Ewert BA'58 had his second book, Victoria's Streetcar Era, published by Sono Nis
Press. The book is a loving portrait of streetcars,
Victoria and life lived at a slower pace. His first
book, The Story of the B.C. Electric Railway,
was commissioned for EXPO 86.
BCom'56, MEd'71   has
joined The Clifford
Group as vice president responsible for
outplacement and executive search. He will
introduce a software
program called "job-
Search - The Inside
Track," which can be
used in conjunction
with group workshops
as a powerful enhancement to a full
range of individual
counselling programs.
George Bowering
MA'63 has a book,
Selected Poems, coming out in Spring
1993 ... Robert
Cautin BA'61  has retired from Hughes Aircraft Co. (LA) after 20
years to accept a position with Ryerson
Aircraft Co. in
Pasadena as a senior
staff engineer in quality assurance ... Diana
Cooper BA'64,
MLS'65, fine arts librarian at UBC, won a
Vancouver Parks Board
award for her beautiful garden ... George
Dobson BSc'67 is a
special education
teacher in Queens
land, Australia. He
and wife Therese Mary
have four children ...
Edward M.
Donaldson PhD'64, a
research scientist with
the Department of
Fisheries and Oceans
and adjunct professor
at UBC, was 1 992
winner of the BC Science and Engineering
Gold Medal in Natural
Sciences. He and his
team developed the
biotechnology needed
to produce all female
chinook salmon ...
Anthony Gargrave
LLB'61  retired in December from his law
practice. He was MLA
from Mackenzie from
1952-66 ... Gerald
Hilton BA'65 was appointed executive VP
of the Greater
Moncton Chamber of
Commerce ... Robert
T.J. Laing MSc'67 has
been transferred to
Chevron Overseas Petroleum in San
Ramon, California as
chief geophysicist for
international operations. He and his wife
have lived in Calgary,
Indonesia, England,
Holland and the US ...
Leo Nimsick LLB'61
married Patricia Anne
Smith of Mission, BC
in August 1992 ...
Jack Ornstein BA'60,
MA'64 is professor of
philosophy at
Concordia University,
author of The Mind
and the Brain, father
of Gillian and William
and married to
Micheline ... John
Oussoren BA'63 has
earned his EdD at the
Ontario Institute in
Studies for Education
at the U of Toronto ...
Brian Robinson
BSW'65, MSW'68 has
been a councillor for
the City of Coquitlam
since 1 976 and a labour relations director
for the GVRD since
1983. He works in
child protection for
the Ministry of Social
Services ... William
Sawchen BA'68 is interested in housing
management and
revolution ... Bronwen
(Curtis) Souders
BA'64 is involved in a
black history project
in Leesburg, Virginia.
Workers have refurbished a one-room
schoolhouse in use
from 1880 until the
1950s. Visiting school
children take on the
roles of the children
who actually attended
the school ... Freek
Vrugtman BSA'63 retired after 24 years as
curator of collections
at Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton.
From '56 to '63 he
was curator of the Botanical Gardens at
UBC. He continues to
be active in international commissions on
horticultural nomenclature and registration
... Frances Woodward
BA'60 presented a paper on Edo period
Japanese travel maps
at the Western Association of Map Libraries conference in November 1 992.
Margaret   Allan
BA'70 is studying for
another MA at the U
of Texas in Austin's
school of psychology
... Lorna (Keam)
Alpin BSc(Agr)'74 and
husband Richard sold
their blueberry farm
... Matilda Bara
MSc(Nurs)'70, MEd'82
received a RNABC
Award of Excellence in
Nursing Administration in April. She was
appointed director,
corporate education,
at VGH in October ...
Patricia Cavanagh
BMus'79 recently sang
the role of the witch
in the Calgary production of Hansel and
Cretel. She went trekking in northern Thailand early in 1992 ...
Susan Cawsey
BSW'76, MSW'83 is
executive director of
the Shuswap Family
Resource and Referral
Centre in Salmon Arm,
BC ... Greg Cook
BSc'71, MD'76 completed his MHSc in
community health at
UBC in November
1992. He was
awarded the S.
Stewart Murray Prize
for Research. Greg
and wife Susan
(Taylor) BEd'73 live
with three of their
children in Chilliwack
... P. Adrianne Dale
BHE'70 received the
Medallist Award from
the Washington State
American Society of
Interior Designers ...
Tony Darling BSc'74,
MBA'79 is manager,
corporate systems
support, at H.A.
Simons Ltd. His wife,
Lynda (Fox) BHE'75,
LLB'82 is a partner
with Bull, Housser and
Tupper, specializing in
commercial real estate. Their first daughter, Jennifer, was born
in May ... Jan M.
Davies BSc'70 is professor of anaesthesia
at the U of Calgary.
He also works with air
safety investigators in
Australia ... The Canadian Scholars' Press
has published a new
book by Gaelan
Dewolf BA'71,  MA'77,
Social and Regional
Factors in Canadian
English: A Companion
of Phonological Variables and Grammatical Items in Ottawa
and Vancouver. It
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the help of Margaret
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Hasebe-Ludt BEd'90...
George Dorin
BSc(Agr)'74, LicAcct'77
is executive director,
finance, at Boston
Pizza International Inc.
in Richmond. He is father of two boys,
aged 3 and 1   ...
Karalee Drdul BHE'77
and husband Gordon
Mann are raising two
girls. Karalee is a vice
principal in Vernon ...
Harold Dressier
BA'72 teaches theology and biblical studies in Slovakia, Hungary and Russia. He is
also engaged in relief
work in the former
Yugoslavia ... Julia
(Dower) Erdmann
BMus'72, MLS'74 has
moved to (and learned
to spell) Tsawwassen.
She works in North
Vancouver as a reference librarian ...
Murray Forster
earned his MSc in engineering from
Queen's ... Lucy Fox
MA'76 received her
MD from the U of
New Mexico. She is
practicing internal
medicine in
Albuquerque, while
husband Charles
Young LLB'75, LLM'76
is a lobbyist and consultant ... David
Goyder BCom'69,
MBA'70 owns a chandlery in Southampton,
UK ... Richard
Hanson BSF'75,
Marilyn Hanson
BHE'74 and their
three children moved
to Midway, BC, where
Richard is woodlands
manager for Pope and
Talbot ... Barry
BASc(ChemEng)'74 has
moved to Buenos
Aires to manage
Noreen International's
South American operations ... Lyall Knott
BCom'71, LLB'72 is a
member of the Stamp
Advisory Committee
with Canada Post ...
Patricia Kolesar
BA'70, MLS'73 and
husband Garnet
Dishaw have bought a
farm in Craven, Saskatchewan, but still
work in Regina ...
Christman Lee BEd'73
is the first Chinese
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Softball Canada Senior
Men's National Fast
Pitch Championship.
He did it in
Charlottetown ...
Chris Lihou
BASc(MechEng)'72 has
moved from one Shell
affiliate company in
the Sultanate of Oman
to another in Holland
... Gary Ordog
BSc'76, MDd'79 is a
professor at Charles
R. Drew University of
Science & Medicine.
He is director of research into gunshot
wounds and is the author of a textbook on
that subject. He and
his wife Cindy are expecting their first
child ... Lynne
Redenbach BA'70,
MLS'88, circulation
and extension librarian, has received a
confirmed appointment from the UBC
Board of Governors ...
Duncan   F. Robertson
BLS'71  has been
named first archivist
of the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Saskatoon
... Judith Thiele
BA'70, BLS'71, reference librarian at the
Crane Library at UBC,
has been awarded the
Canada 125 medal for
her outstanding community service ...
Glenn Tibbies BPE'73
is assistant VP of R-M
Trust Company. He is
responsible for all corporate trust services
in western Canada
and is based in
Calgary ... Ben Whiting BSc'79, MSc'89
has been elected to
the senate of Queen's
University. He and
Nancy Matheson
BCom'81, LLB'86 are
busy fixing up an old
house in Kingston ...
Joseph S.-C. Yuan
MASc(ElecEng)'72 is
head of his own company in Ottawa, Rodex
Technologies, after 16
years with Spar Aerospace. He consults in
the areas of automation and robotics.
Marion T. Adams
BASc(EngPhys)'88 married Gary Karasiuk in
July. Marion is working in space robotics
for Dynacon Enterprises in Toronto ...
Andrea (Holm) BA'83
and Philip Allingham
BA'68, PhD'88 have
joined Golden Secondary after a year at
UBC, where Philip lec
tured in English, and
Andrea completed the
residency requirements for her PhD in
curriculum and instruction. He is teaching English; she is
counselling ...
Kathryn Antioch
MSc'88 works as
health economist with
health technology division, Australian Institute of Health and
Welfare. She gave
birth to her second
child in October...
Lesley Baynes BA'87
earned her MLIS from
McGill in 1990. She is
corporate librarian for
a mineral exploration
company in Toronto.
She married Stuart
Grant BA'88 in July
1991  ... Kenneth R.
Beller BSc'82, MBA'85
has moved to Pull-
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man, Washington to
study finance at WSU
... Mary-Ann Booth
BCom'85, LLB'86 and
John Sampson
BCom'82, LLB'85 were
married at the Chateau Whistler in November... Louise
Brigden BSc'88 married Andrew Jackson
LLB'89 in September.
She works for West
Coast Dietetics Ltd. in
Vancouver. Andrew is
a corporate lawyer
with Hamilton,
Duncan, Armstrong &
Stewart ... Kathleen
(Webb) Cadenhead
BHE'77, MD'8!   married pilot Clen
Cadenhead. They have
three children.
Kathleen is working in
Vancouver-East ... Paul
J. Chernoff MA'84
married Leannah
Harding in 1989. He
is working on an environmental multi-media
education project in
Washington, DC ...
Sandra Chiesa
BCom'87 has been
"surviving" in Toronto
as a brand manager
with Thomas J. Lipton.
She misses the mountains ... Mary Childs
LLB'87 is teaching law
at the U of Manchester in the UK ...
Katherine Clarke
BA'75, MA'77 is associate professor at
Weston School of Theology in Cambridge,
Massachusetts. She is
specializing in spirituality and psychotherapy ... Leighton
Cook BCom'86 is now
manager, operations,
for National First
Freight Inc in Vancouver. He has two
daughters ... Graham
Cope BSc'85 plans to
attend BCIT to study
geographic information systems. Wife
Sandy will receive her
education degree from
UBC this spring ...
Chris Cunningham
BSc'88 will be completing his MD at UBC
in May. He would like
to say hello to all fellow teammates from
UBC football '84 - '87
... Monique Dubord
BA'87 married Gary
Enns in May and
works in commercial
real estate in
Mississauga ...
Stephen Eggleston
BA'87, MA'88 received
his PhD in political
studies from Queen's
University ... Beverley
Elliott BHE'82 is now
medical editor at the
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
... Margaret
(Rasmussen) Eriksson
LLB'88 is practicing
environmental law at
Blake, Cassels &
Graydon in Vancouver
after spending a year
at their Toronto office
... Mary-Jean Gilmour
BSc'88 won Waterloo
University's coveted
Eastman Trophy Debates Championship.
She's won it three
times ... S.L Fletcher
BA'88 is spending a
year in Cambridge, UK
... Atsuko Hashimoto
BA'85 has just completed his MSc in
management studies
for tourism and hotel
industries at the U of
Surrey, UK ... Diane
Haynes BA'89 is coordinating a $1   million
campaign for Rainbow
House, a preschool
and daycare for special needs children.
They hope to upgrade
the facility to provide
care for 112 children
... S. Hindmarch
MBA'83 was appointed
manager of the
Hongkong Bank of
Canada's branch in
London, Ontario in
May ... Chris Hives
MAS'85, UBC archivist,
has been elected chair
of the Canadian Council of Archivists ...
Donna Hoopfer
MEd'89 is a full-time
PhD student at the U
of Alberta. She's
studying ethics in
clinical nursing practice. She has started
an independent nursing consulting service
 Judith Horwood
BSc'89 married Robin
Roy in Victoria in
June. They live in
Burnaby. She is the
owner of The Zoo—a
Wildlife Boutique in
Metrotown and Park
Royal ... Steven
Howell PhD'83 is associate professor of
engineering at the U
of Northen Arizona.
He taught at the U of
Zimbabwe ... Paul
Ibbott BA'88 has
moved to Edmonton
to manage the small
business group benefits office for Great-
West Life ... Pradeep
Jethi BA'87 received
his MA in 1989 from
the U of Sussex in the
UK. He works in the
UK as a development
editor in economics at
Simon & Schuster ...
Ken Johnson
MASc(CivEng)'86 recently moved to
Whitehorse as district
manager for UMA Engineering Ltd. ...
Jeffrey Jutai PhD'84
lives in Toronto with
his wife Ivy and their
daughter. He is assistant director of research at the Hugh
MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre and holds
faculty appointments
at York University and
the U of T ... Neltje
L Kambey MEd'89 is
an education teacher
in Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia. She also tutors English to elementary school
teachers ... Paul Kent-
Snowsell BA'85,
LLB'89 married Shelly
Comm BEd'87 in August 1990. She
teaches grade 1  at
Gilmour Elementary in
Richmond. He has
been practicing civil
litigation and criminal
defense with Kerr
Mouzourakis in Vancouver ...   Samuel
Lau BASc(CivEng)'88
and Connie Ng BA'88,
BEd'90 were married
in July. He works as
project engineer at
McElhanney Engineering Services Ltd., and
she teaches in Langley
... Darcy Lazzarin
BCom'80 is business
manager for NW Energy in Williams Lake.
This company is BC's
new waste wood
fuelled independent
electrical power producer ... Sharon (Yap)
Lee BSc'86 earned her
PhD in chemistry at
the U of Waterloo.
She is a polymer research chemist with
Rhone-Poulenc in
Cranbury, New Jersey
... Stan W. Lee
BCom'83 is married to
Lisa Joe BCom'83. He
earned his CA in
1986 and has opened
his own practice ...
Karen Liebelt
BSc(Pharm)'88 married
Brett Coyle DMD'86
in July. Karen is a
pharmacist for Shopper's Drug Mart, and
Brett has his own
dental practice, both
in West Van ... David
BASc(EngPhys)'85 and
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got his MASc in mechanical engineering
at the U of T in
1990. He works for
RSI Research in
Sidney. They have a
son, Jonathan and
daughter, Deborah ...
Dorothy (Miyake)
Lowry BSc'87 married
John Lowry in February 1992. She is taking a PhD in biochemistry at the U of Geneva. She is writing a
software package to
aid biologists
analyzing DNA and
protein sequences.
PC/GENE 6.7 will feature her first program,
PCRPLAN ... Jackson
Lun MBA'80 is manager, cost accounting
at CDS. He lives in
Mississauga with his
wife Evangeline and
their three children ...
Colleen (Welsh) Lusk
BA'85 married Mark
Lusk BASc(MetEng)'87
in June 1987. She is a
stay-at-home mum
with Clayton and
Nicole. The family
lives in Kingwood,
Texas ... Paul
McCarthy BSc'82
earned his MSc in
geological science at
Queen's University ...
Doris MacDonald
BA'85 is assistant professor in English at
Northern Illinois University. She teaches
general and applied
linguistics ... Robert
McFarlane BSc'88 obtained an MSc in geological sciences from
Queen's University ...
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UBC ... Calvin
Meiklejohn BArch'87
married Jacinta Ferrari
in June 1991. He
works in Montreal as
a freelance architect.
Daughter Caitlin was
born in August ...
Melinda Ng BA'83 received her MSc in land
management at the U
of Reading in UK. She
will marry David K.S.
Sam BCom'82 in June
1 993. He works in operations for TD Bank
in Vancouver ... Colleen Nystedt BA'83
produced City Boy for
PBS Wonderworks
Family Movie series ...
Nancy de Pfyffer
BHE'86 was sales rep
for Maratti, a clothing
manufacturer, before
starting up her own
sales agency ... David
Price BSc'81, MD'87
married Jane Walker
of Hawaii in September. He practices family medicine in Vancouver and works in
the special care nursery at Children's Hospital ... David Reimer
MMus'87, fine arts
and museum cataloguer, has received a
confirmed appointment from the UBC
Board of Governors ...
Robert M. Renwick
MLS'82 works at Felix
Karlo Inc. as librarian/
research officer with
Treaty Canada in San
Juan, Puerto Rico ...
Teresa (Ho) BA'86
and Scott Robeson
MSc'87 live in
Bloomington, Indiana.
Scott received his PhD
in climatology at the
U of Delaware and is
assistant professor in
geography at Indiana
University. Teresa is a
research assistant in
psychology, also at IU
... Fran Sendbuehler
BA'85 resumed her
studies this fall after
a pause of seven
years. She is working
on her MA in etudes
anglaises at the
Universite de Montreal
... Michael Seto
BSc'89 received his
MA in psychology
from Queen's University ... Helen Shou
BSN'89 works as an
RN at Lorna Linda University Hospital Center
in California. She
works with infants
with heart transplants
and neonates in an intensive care unit ...
Pauline Shum BA'86
and Ted Chiu BFA'86
were married in June
1 991. She received
her PhD in economics
from the U of T. She
is now an assistant
professor of economics at York ... Ellen
(Pearson) BMus'80
and Steve Simkin
BA'80 live in Israel
with their three children.    Ellen teaches
piano and Steve is
programming computers ... Beverly J. Siver
BFA'83 is still working
in theatre and film,
freelance ... Frances
Skoczylas MA'87 is
assistant professor in
the department of
classics at the U of
Alberta ... Veda Story
PhD'86 is assistant
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common sense reasoning in expert systems, for which she
has received international acclaim. She
was elected to Who's
Who of American
Women, the 1992 edition ... Alan S. Vaage
MSc(Agr)'86 completed
his PhD at the U of
Guelph and is now
doing his post-doc
with Agriculture
Canada. He and wife
Helene had a second
child in August ...
Ernest Von Rosen
BSc'88 was granted an
MSc by Queen's University ... Leslie
(Wilkinson) Warner
BSc(Agr)'81  and husband Gary Warner
BSc'78, BASc(Chem
Eng)'81  live in
Calgary. Leslie is attending U of C, working toward an MBA.
Gary is manager of
environment & safety
for Encot Inc. Son
Evan was born in April
1991  ... Eugene
Wickenheiser PhD'88
is a chemist at
Augustana University
College in Camrose,
Alberta. He was instrumental in UBC's
donation of a nuclear
magnetic resonance
spectrometer to
Augustana ... Karen
Wilson BA'89 and Eric
Thiessen BA'79,
LLB'86, MA'87 were
married in Ocho Rios,
Jamaica in December
1991. Karen works for
the BC Rehabilitation
Society, while Eric has
a private practice in
Vancouver ... David
Wizinsky BA'83 is a
partner in the corporate finance law firm
of Coglon, Wizinsky in
Vancouver ... Alex
Wong BA'88 married
Angela Cikes BA'88
in October 1992. He
works with the mentally handicapped and
Angela is employed at
Toronto Dominion
Bank ... Tony G.
worked for Chromalox
Canada, Chrysler
Canada and CAMI Automotive in Toronto
before returning to
school. He earned an
MBA at Western. He
now works for GM Europe in Germany.
Elizabeth Bell BA'90
enjoys her career in
art therapy, but has
taken time off for
back surgery ... Sam
Black DLit(Hon)'90 received the Canadian
Society of Painters in
Watercolour Honour
Award and the AJ.
Casson medal at the
CSPWC 67th "open
water" exhibition in
Toronto. It was the
third time his work
was selected to receive the award ...
David Burton MBA'91
married Pamela Knight
in July and is working
at the Treasury Board
in Ottawa ... Jennifer
Cave BA'91 and Paul
Thorkelson met at
UBC in 1989 and were
married in August.
They are both back at
UBC ... Coniah
Chuang BSc'90 was
married to Patricia in
July 1991. He is president of VFX Video Inc.
They are expecting
their first child in
March ... Ignatius Lee
BA'90 works in Hong
Kong for Wardley Investments, a subsidiary of Hongkong Bank
... Simon Lee BSc'92
is enrolled in first
year architecture at
UBC ... Shelley Maass
BEd'91 was married to
Kevin Bolton in July
1991. She will begin
an MEd program this
summer in curriculum
design ... Maria Luisa
Paccagnella BEd'92
and Richard Kienlein
BEd'92 are living in
Clearwater, BC and
working for School
District #26 ... Donna
Rein BPE'91  is working on her 2nd UBC
degree through the
West Kootenay
Teacher Education Program ... Brian
works in Prince
George for Paprican
as a research engineer
... Heather Sanders
BSc(Agr)'91  and Jay
Willis BSc(Agr)'91
were married in August. They moved to
Edmonton, where Jay
works at the U of Alberta, and Heather is
working towards her
PhD in animal science
... Laurel (Lacharity)
Seabrook BSc'91 will
complete her BEd in
1993. She married
Jason Seabrook in August, and they live in
Castlegar ... Eleanor
Wong BSc(Pharm)'91
and Kar C. Miu
BCom'91 were married
in July 1 992. They live
in Vancouver.
Teresa and R. Ernie
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Tan   Yam    Pin,    MBA'65
CEO, Tiger Brewery, Singapore
• Born in Singapore, 1941
• Attended English mission school in Singapore, then went to the
National University of Singapore where he completed a BA.
• In his second year, an educational aid program began between
UBC and NUS to establish a business school. Tarn was selected
to go to UBC to complete an MBA.
■ He finished his MBA in 1965, then returned to NUS to teach in
the economics department. He taught for three years.
He went back to Canada in the early '70s to complete his CA
because he felt he must be a professional accountant to teach
effectively. Returned to Singapore and taught one more year.
■ Quit teaching and joined Cold Storage (a large British food
chain) as finance manager. Moved up in the firm to become
general manager. Stayed with Cold Storage 10 years.
• Joined Tiger (then Malayan Brewery) Brewery in 1 982 as general
manager and oversaw the development of Tiger as one of the
largest breweries in Asia.
• First impression of UBC was that it was very different from
Singapore. Singapore in the early '60s was very poor and
underdeveloped, and Vancouver was green, cool and doing well.
He thought the climate was nice for sleeping, but not much else.
• Stayed at Okanagan House at UBC. Some students had difficulty
with the food, but he did not. When too much macaroni and
cheese was served, however, he went to Chinatown. He often
cooked food at  International House for his homesick friends.
■ He found the professors to be excellent. Professor Mitchell was
particularly good, as was Professor Berg, both of whom he
contacts when he is in Vancouver.
• His son is at UBC. Mr. Tan knew the quality of UBC's courses to
be very high, and was happy to send his son here.
• He sees UBC as a pioneer institution, and that David Strangway
has UBC on the right track. "UBC's a great school."
■ The biggest challenge in his life was to attain the same level of
achievement in the business world as he did in academia. In the
business world, brain power doesn't count unless a person can
produce results.
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993       27 CLASS    ACTS
Peter  Jepson
BSc'79, MD'85
Peter Jepson-Young died on November
15, 1992 in Vancouver at the age of 35.
He became familiar through his weekly
AIDS Diary on CBC television as Dr. Peter. With his forthrightness and honesty, he educated us every step of
the way, almost to the door of his own death, about AIDS; but he also
taught us about life, acceptance and beauty. His colleague, Dr. Jay
Wortman, said, "You forgot about him as being gay or as a doctor. You
forgot about the stigma of the disease and you related to him as a human being." At the time of his death, he had been nominated for the
Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada, and was being featured on a special segment of CBC's Man Alive. He chose the grounds
of St. Peter's Quamichan Anglican Church on Vancouver Island as his
burial place. He will be sadly missed by his family and loved ones, and
by those he touched. Photo courtesy of The Vancouver Sun.
BHE'80 and Ray
Matthews BPE'80: a
first child, Erik
Braeder, on May 28,
1992 ... Jill (Bowes)
BSR'82 and Robert
Calder, a son, Jake; a
brother for Simon. Jill
is now practicing
medicine in Kamloops
... Ann-Marie (Field)
BEd'89 and Stephen
Colby: a son, Derek
Jackson Eory, on November 4, 1 992 in
Coupeville, Washington. Second grandchild to Judith (Eory)
Colby BSc(Pharm)'65
and H. Douglas Colby
BSc(Pharm)'61   ...
Leslie (Chu) BHE'81
and Frank Gareau
BASc(MetEng)'81: a
son, Dylan Bryce, on
August 8,  1992. A
brother for Tia ...
Bettina (Grimms)
Hillaby BEd'85: first
child, Nathaniel
Christopher, on February 13,  1991. Second
child was due on
Christmas Day, 1992
... Eric Holmberg
BApSc'81  and wife
Joan announce the arrival of Tara Lynn, October 3,  1993 ...
Brenda (Ruf) BSR'84
and Gary C. Horton
BSc'83, BEd'89: their
3rd child, Kaitlin Elizabeth, on August 16,
1992. A sister for 6
year old Jennifer and
3 year old Stephen ...
Tracy and Todd
Hubner BSc'86: their
first child, Kenneth
Anton, on August 5,
1992. Todd and family are living in northwest BC. He is employed as a district
technician with the
Ministry of Transportation and Highways ...
Tracy Defoe and
Raymond W. Lam
BSc'78, MD'81: their
second son, Steven
Gregory Defoe Lam,
on April 29,  1992 ...
Barbara (Hill) MBA'83
and John Learitt: their
third child, Caitlin
Barbara June, on Arpil
17, 1992, in Toronto,
Ontario ... Nancy
(Fleming) BA'83 and
Nick Radonic
BASc(EngPhys)'84: a
boy, Peter William, on
August 21, 1992. The
family is moving to
Maryland where Nick
will work for Hughes
Network Systems ...
Trina (Larsen)
MSc'82, MD'86 and
Dan Soles: a daughter,
Paige Linnea, on
March 5, 1992. A sister for Hester and
Malcolm ... Sonia
(Ang) BFA'83 and
Winston L Sayson
BA'85, LLB'88: their
second child, Kimberly
Alyssa, on December
17, 1992, in Vancouver ... Jill Shelley-
Ummenhofer BSc'87
and Michael: a daughter, Kristina Jean, on
June 28, 1992 ...
Lucille Verley and
Kevin Swordy BA'85:
their first child,
Alexandra, on November 13, 1992 ...
Shauna (Marcotte)
BSc(Pharm)'86 and
Michael J. Walls
BSc'85: a daughter,
Erin Catherine, on
March 24, 1992, in
Burnaby ... Laura and
Bill Watt BMus'67,
MMus'73: a son, lain
George Allan, on November 17,  1992. A
brother for Cameron,
Duncan and Christine
... Connie and Wayne
Wilson BA'84, MA'89:
a son, Ian Daniel. A
brother for Rosalyn
(7), Mark (5) and
Meghan (2) ... Jennifer (Walker) BSc'85,
MD'89 and Daniel
Worsley MSc'85,
MD'89: first child,
David William, on May
14, 1992, in Vancouver. Currently living in
Philadelphia ... Janet
(Abraham) BA'83 and
Peter Wynne BASc
(Chem Eng)'83: their
first child, Madeleine
Elizabeth, July 26, '92.
John Bardsley
BASc(ChemEng)'33, on
December 23, 1992.
John worked in the
pulp and paper industry in Powell River,
Crofton and Ocean
Falls, BC, Trois
Rivieres, PQ and
Snowflake, Arizona.
He retired as technical
director for Georgia
Pacific. He was a
former president of
the Canadian Pulp and
Paper Industry Association. He is survived
by his brother, Jimmy
Bardsley BAScfElec
Eng)'34, BEd'48 and
his daughter, Dianne
N. Visagie BSc'65 ...
Edward (Ted) L. Berry
BSA'61, on January
25, 1993. Ted worked
with the Ministry of
Agriculture, Fisheries
and Food in Kelowna
at the time of his
passing ... Jean Dick
Campbell BA'33, on
January 24, 1993.
Jean was active with
the YWCA in Canada
and abroad as a staff
member and volunteer. After retirement
she worked with refugees through the Y
and the Anglican
Church ... Ralph Edward Charlesworth
BA'52, BEd'58, on
January 17, 1993, in
Burnaby, at the age of
69 years. Ralph joined
the RCAF in 1941. He
came back to UBC in
1 946 and became a
teacher. He taught for
28 years at McPherson
Park and Burnaby
South, much of that
time spent as head of
the math department.
He was a member of
the Royal Candian Legion, a past director
of the BC Wildlife Federation and a member
of the Burnaby Fish
and Game Club. He
served as a member
of the Gun Legislation
Committee, which
dealt with the new
gun laws.Survived by
his four sisters: Alcie
Kiely, Charmian
Howarth, Grace Webb
and Betty Charles-
worth and two brothers, Jack and Bob ...
Gladys (Galbraith)
Clerihew BA'27, on
July 13, 1992, at University Hospital of
cancer. Gladys came
to UBC at 14 and celebrated her 1 5th
birthday on the Great
Trek. After graduation
she took a one-year
teaching certificate
and taught English to
new Canadians until
her marriage in 1 931.
In 1 950 she resumed
her teaching career
and became a counsellor at Kitsilano and
Prince of Wales high
schools until her retirement. She recalled
UBC with fondness,
especially Freddy
Wood's lectures and
being one of many
young women who
had a crush on Harry
Warren. Her least favourite memories included the Fairview
shacks in winter and
being the youngest
student on campus.
Survived by her son
Peter Clerihew and her
daughter, Margaret
Gibbs BA'64 ... James
A. Fraser BA'28, on
December 6, 1992 at
the age of 92. He
started UBC in 1922
and was one of the
marchers in the Great
Trek. After grad he
had a long, successful
career as a high
school teacher. He is
survived by sons Mike
Dick BSc'60, MA'66
and Bill and daughter
Deborah Morrow
BEd'79, LicAcct'81   ...
Herbert Giesbrecht
BA'49, on January 12,
1992, of cancer. Survived by his wife
Margaret ... Elizabeth
Wilson Grant BA'33,
on October 10,  1992,
in West Vancouver ...
Thomas C. Grant
BCom'47, on November 25, 1992, in
Westlake Village, California, after a hard
fought battle with
cancer. He held top
executive positions
with companies in the
cosmetic industry, and
later had his own
company. He and his
family lived in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Kingston and
Connecticut before
moving to California
in 1 978. Survived by
his wife Gladie, son
Jeff, daughter Susan
Patrick and their families. A sister, Dorothy
Rowbotham, and
younger brother
Robert also survive ...
John Gardiner Gray
BA'34, MA'36, on
January 7, 1993, at
the age of 80. He is
survived by his wife
Gladys; his son John
Gray Jr.; his daughters, Anne Chaput and
Jean Juvkam-Wold; and
28       UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993 Sandra   (Carr)
Sandra (Carr) Shipley BA'64 died of cancer at
her home in Vancouver on August 16, 1992.
Sandra spent two years in India as a volunteer^
with CUSO after graduation. She returned to Vancouver and became a homemaker, bookkeeper and
elementary school teacher. A gifted singer and musician,
Sandra was a long-time member of the Vancouver Bach Choir. Like many
good teachers, Sandra was also a passionate learner, with interests in
literature, history and public affairs. She returned to campus for certification
courses in education in 1976-9 and for additional studies during the 1980s.
Sandra is survived by her husband George PhD'68; her daughters Katharine,
a graduate student at McGill, and Sarah, an arts student at UBC; her mother
Florence Carr, her brother Raymond and many nieces and nephews.
Sandra's family and friends have endowed the Sandra Shipley Memorial
Bursary in the School of Music. Donations to support this bursary can be
sent to the UBC Development Office (Awards Services).
his two sisters, Irene
Hendricks and Jean
Tungate. He worked
at Chevron from 1939
until he retired in
1977. He was active
in the United Way ...
Andro Gregory
BCom'48,  LLB'52, on
August 2, 1992, in
Kelowna. He will be
missed by his wife
Mildred, daughter
Sandra, son Rod and
daughter-in-law Lynn
... Hugh U. Hall
BCom'43, on August
16, 1992 ... Hugh
Lindsay Hamersley
BASc(CivEng)'39, on
November 16, 1992 ...
Thomas F. Hatch
BEd'73, on September
21, 1992 ... Loraine
Henderson BA'32, on
December 25, 1992,
at Amherst Private
Hospital in Vancouver.
Predeceased by her
husband Gibb
Henderson BA'31,
BASc(ElecEng)'33 and
survived by her
nephew, John Barratt
BCom'69 ... Joan
(MacDonald) Hugh
BSA'50 ... Margery
Olive Mary (Scott)
McCuaig BA'36, on
December 1, 1991, in
Vancouver. At UBC,
Peggy joined Alpha
Omicron Pi, an organization which remained
important to her
throughout her life.
She taught school in
Vancouver from 1951-
1976, and retired
from Lord Byng. She
belonged to many organizations including
the V.N.S. Vancouver
Genealogical Society,
Marpole's Historical
Society, the Reifel
Wildlife Refuge, Metro
Theatre and the Vancouver Aquarium. She
was also active in the
Marpole United
Church. After the
death of her husband
Milburn, she became
active in the Retired
Teachers' Asscociation.
Survived by her
daughter Mavis Hall
BSc'65, son Ralph
BA'69 and their families, as well as her
mother Margery Scott
... lain C. MacSwan
BSA'42, MSA'61, on
October 18, 1992, at
the age of 71, in
Corvallis, Oregon, lain
directed the plant
clinic at Oregon State
University and was
well known and respected in Oregon
horticultural circles.
He also coached the
OSU soccer team, and
the MacSwan Trophy
goes annually to the
winner of the "civil
war" game with the U
of Oregon. Survived
by his wife Helen, son
Neill and daughters
Catherine and Margot
... Peter J. Peters
BCom'55 died suddenly of a stroke on
October 22, 1992 at
the age of 67. Survived by his new
bride, Nicole. Pete
served in the RCN
during WWII. He
articled at Price
Waterhouse and became a CA in 1 959.
His worked with Scott
Paper Limited, becoming group VP, finance
and a company director. He was active in
the Conference Board
of Canada, Financial
Executives Institute-
Canada, the Vancouver Club and Prospect
Lodge. He was active
in the United Way and
was a director in the
Seniors' Lottery Association ... Roderick
Keith Provencal
BA'79 passed away
November 5, 1992 at
the age of 35. He
earned his Master of
Urban and Regional
Planning at Queen's.
He was employed by
the District of
Matsqui. Survived by
his parents, Rod and
Vi; sister Judy and
husband David;
brother Barrie and
wife Barbara; and
nephews and niece ...
Kernial S. Sandhu
MA'61, on December
2, 1992. Dr. Sandhu
was serving as the director of the Institute
of Southeast Asian
Studies in the Republic of Singapore ... Alexander Fleming
Smith BSc(Agr)'46, on
September 15, 1992,
in Victoria. Born and
educated in Vancouver, Alex joined the
RCNVR and was on
loan to the Royal
Navy during the latter
part of WWII. His professional life was
spent with the BC Department of Lands,
and he lived in many
parts of BC. He retired in 1982 in Victoria, where he enjoyed
boating. Survived by
his wife,   Eleanor
(Mathewson) Smith
BSW'47, MSW'49; his
son, Bruce Smith
BArch'83 and daughters Sheena and Julia.
He is deeply missed
by his family ...
James Smith BA'32,
on November 1, 1992,
in Victoria at age of
84 ... Guenter Stroth-
otte MLS'74, of cancer
... (Bill) John William
Horton BASc(Mech
Eng)'46, on October
10, 1992, of cancer ...
Roy Arthur Yestadt
BASc(Elec Eng)'60, on
October 5, 1992, in
Toronto. *
The Editor's View
Everything evolves, even universities
and magazines.
Frank Wesbrook, UBC's first president, said that UBC's mission was to serve
all the needs of all the people. And it did. Up
until the middle 1960s, if you wanted any
sort of post secondary education in BC, you
came here. Now, UBC is part of a wide
network of universities, colleges and
institutes that deliver service to various
sectors ofthe populace. The university for
"all the people," while still serving a broad
base, has become a specialist.
Reviewing past eras in this magazine's history, I found that it, too, changed
to suit the times.
After periods of serving various
interests, our focus is turning back on the
university. UBC has become one of the
leading research establishments in Canada.
At the same time, our faculties are putting
greater emphasis on teaching and delivering
first class service to the community. The
Chronicle has instituted a policy of looking
more closely at these developments in our
faculties. We will be featuring articles on one
or two faculties per issue (see our articles on
the Faculty of Law beginning page 16), and
will give you short news items of interest on
as many faculties as we can in our limited
This doesn't mean we will stop our
other regular features or articles of general
interest (see The Left Hand of Research,
page 12). Our top priority is still to keep you
in touch with UBC. Write and tell us how
we're doing.
Chris Petty, editor
UBC Alumni Chronicle, Spring 1993       29 Alumni Acrostic Puzzle #7
by Mary Trainor
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A.    Cheesy BC town
B.    Philanthropic family
C.    Lady _
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serving Barkley Sound
D. Tiny land area
surrounded by water
E. SFU/BC Hydro dynamo:
2 wds.
F. Grace certain coins
G. Exhibitionist (hyph. wd.)
H.    Vander Zalm once signed
his notes: " !": 2 wds.
Might be seen in Manning
Park: 2 wds.
J.     Fourteen lines
K.    Checked
L.    Woodwards' finances:
" ": 3 wds
M     Indian prince
N.    Tom Cochrane's song:
"Life is " : 2 wds.
Acrostic #6 solution: "Soon after she had fallen asleep lightning
flashed in the distance and a sudden wind brought heavy
blue clouds. Thunder made the girls jump from their beds to
close the slatted windows. And then the rain came." Jennifer
Mitton, Fadimatu.
Winners: Patricia Bryce. Arthur Brown and George Bowering,
Vancouver; Susan Bakker, Salmo: Brian Cole, Gibsons; William
Barton Ottawa.
When properly filled in, the letters in the box form a
quotation from a book written by a UBC person. The
first letters of each clue, reading down, form the
name of the author and title of the book. Solution
next issue.
Complete the puzzle and return it to us by April 30,
1993 and you may win one of 6 Association mugs.
O.    Central BC's 1965 holy
trinity: "Gaglardi,	
and God!"
P.    Well-known UBC
history professor
Q.    Inherent
R.    Northern BC river
S.    An attractive girl: slang
T.    Typical Canadian humour on
a road sign: " site
under construction"
U. Made possible
V. Goal
W. Military command: 2 wds,
X. Sound near Tofino
Y.    In early stage of
of development
Z.    Newfie dish: 2 wds.
AA. Ninth letter of
Greek alphabet
BB. Best female vocalist
of 1991 and   92: 2 wds.
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